Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4815 ..
MR SPEAKER (continuing):
There is no business on the notice paper regarding Mr Osborne's electoral promises, as far as I am concerned; so the supplementary question is out of order.
Mr Moore: No, Mr Speaker; it certainly is in order.
MR SPEAKER: The supplementary question is out of order.
MR OSBORNE: Mr Speaker, all I want to say is that the Liberal Party - - -
MR SPEAKER: No, Mr Osborne. Resume your seat.
MR OSBORNE: The Liberal Party made a written promise to form a council for the family and they did not do it. That is simple.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Return to your seat, Mr Osborne, or I shall deal with you. Resume your seat.
Questions without notice. I call Mr Osborne.
MR OSBORNE: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will ask a question under standing order 116, addressed to Mr Moore. My question is to you, Mr Moore, as the chair of the Planning and Environment Committee. I did give Mr Moore some notice of this question. Mr Moore, I understand that your committee had the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority appear before you a few weeks ago. Is that correct?
Mr Moore: Indeed.
MR OSBORNE: Thank you. At that meeting was there any discussion about the community consultation on contamination within the site? Was there a positive community consultation process regarding these issues? Will your committee continue to monitor the process?
Mr Kaine: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I understand that what happens within a committee meeting is confidential to the committee. There has been a report tabled which deals with a matter that the committee thinks appropriate to refer to the house. Anything outside of that would be improper for the chairman of the committee to discuss without the approval of the committee.
MR SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order. It seems to me that if you were going to ask the chair of the committee to comment on these things you could at least have had the courtesy to contact the other committee members first to ascertain whether they were happy with the arrangement.
Mr Kaine: Otherwise it can only be opinion.