Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4794 ..
MR OSBORNE: I am very disappointed in Mr Berry, Mr Speaker. It appears that the Labor Party will not support the second part of this motion. However, I do believe we should still go through the process and still give the people on the ground the opportunity to have a say. Perhaps my judgment has been tainted a little. I might not go in with an open mind; I might go in purely to overturn some of these changes. I will try to be unbiased.
Mr Humphries: I do not know what sort of an inquiry that is. That is a great recommendation! I will note those comments when the report comes down, Mr Osborne.
MR OSBORNE: I will try to be unbiased, Mr Humphries. I try to be balanced and sensible in here, Mr Speaker. After listening to the arguments, firstly from the Government and now from the Opposition, I am certainly left with a very bitter taste in my mouth. It will be in the memory banks every time Mr Berry comes to me on things and says, "Do not trust them". I am just pleased to see again this afternoon, as we have seen with issues of truck parking and planning, that the major party coalition gets together again. When it really comes down to it, Mr Speaker, they are no different from each other. I think I have discovered that neither major party is any different from the other.
I am very disappointed at the outcome. At least, I suppose, it is a small victory - to give the Legal Affairs Committee the opportunity to look at this issue. If there are any valid arguments put up by some people, then perhaps we can change. But I only hope that it is not too late.
Paragraph (1) agreed to.
That paragraph (2) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 4 NOES, 13 Ms Horodny Mr Berry Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mrs Carnell Ms McRae Mr Osborne Mr Cornwell Ms Reilly Ms Tucker Mr De Domenico Mr Stefaniak Ms Follett Mr Whitecross Mr Hird Mr Wood Mr HumphriesQuestion so resolved in the negative.