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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (29 February) . . Page.. 525 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

and I stood in front of a press conference and said, "This is something I ought not to have done. I have made a mistake. I will not make that mistake again. I hope that I will not make that mistake again". That is not something that too many members in this chamber have done. I hope that the Chief Minister, when she goes back through this document carefully, will be able to say, "Well, it was a mistake that I sought not to have this tabled. In the interests of open government it is quite clear that it ought to have been, and I have made a mistake", even if that mistake is based on the advice that she received from officers.

Mr Speaker, we are very conscious that this motion was brought on with little notice; but the debate on it was adjourned, and that was to give more time for appropriate consideration. The amendment that I put is not as necessary as I believed it was before I had seen the documents; but, in the appropriate spirit of conciliation, I will continue with that amendment. I look forward to those documents being tabled and members getting their copies.

Amendment agreed to.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Moore's), as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 9	 	NOES, 6

Mr Berry	Mrs Carnell
Ms Follett	Mr Cornwell
Ms Horodny	Mr De Domenico
Ms McRae	Mr Hird
Mr Moore	Mr Humphries
Mr Osborne	Mr Kaine
Ms Tucker
Mr Whitecross
Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative.


MR SPEAKER: Order! It being 5.00 pm, I propose the question:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr Humphries: I require the question to be put forthwith without debate.

Question resolved in the negative.

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