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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (29 April) . . Page.. 177 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

Government sold Telstra, the Commonwealth Bank, Qantas, the Federal Airports Corporation, the Pipeline Authority, the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories - the list goes on and on. But, wait; the mighty pendulum swings towards New South Wales and Mr Carr, who has sold the New South Wales TAB, an East Circular Quay waterfront site, the State Bank, the GIO - the list goes on and on.

That is the Labor Party for you. The Labor Party is becoming a very conservative party. They use their rhetoric for convenience - when it suits them - but the fact is that we on this side of the house are going through the due processes which we have to go through for an asset as valuable as this to the people of this Territory. We will not sit on our hands. We will not just stand by and see it happen. Deregulation, Mr Corbell, means that other - - -

Mr Corbell: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker, the time has expired. Are you going to call him to order?

MR SPEAKER: The time for the discussion has now expired.

Leave to Move Motion

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hird raised the matter of standing order 213 during his earlier comments.

Mr Berry: I am sure he did not need a prompt, Mr Speaker.

Mr Hird: I was about to raise it.

MR SPEAKER: Just a moment. Standing order 213 states:

A document quoted from by a Member may be ordered by the Assembly to be presented; the order may be made without notice immediately upon the conclusion of the speech of the Member who has quoted from the document.

I am not sure that Mr Corbell did, in fact, quote from a document - - -

Mr Corbell: I did not quote from it.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell indicates that he did not quote from a document.

Mr Berry: We would give him leave to move the motion.

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