Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (30 April) . . Page.. 264 ..
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (4.50): Mr Speaker, may I say the same from this side of the house? Thanks, Alex. You have looked after us well - I think it has probably been more than that - as a friend through some pretty tough times. Alex has had to sit there and listen. I reckon he deserves a medal. Good luck for the future.
MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care) (4.50): I would like to add one comment. In all the time that Mr Fyfe has been here I have waited and watched to see when he would get rattled. This is my last opportunity. The closest I have ever seen him to being rattled is at the moment. I remember one occasion - I am sure Alex Fyfe remembers it well - when there was some difficulty in the gallery. There was quite a deal of noise going on and interjections were coming from the gallery. I think there may have been an instruction to the effect that we were going to clear the gallery. I looked back and saw unionists, all of whom seemed to be about twice the size of Mr Osborne, and I looked over to the attendants. I cannot remember exactly where Alex Fyfe was, but I have this picture in my mind - perhaps I have imposed it - of Alex Fyfe taking some determined steps in that direction, at which time the Speaker decided that it might be a better course of action to close the Assembly down for a short while. I have waited for the chance to see Mr Fyfe rattled; but, as is the case with so many good attendants we have had in this place for so long, it just does not seem to happen. It looks like I am going to miss out on the opportunity. Congratulations and thank you very much.
MS TUCKER (4.52): I thought I had finished for the day. I did not realise that this was Alex Fyfe's last day. I certainly would like to wish him the best. I have always found him very supportive, and I am very sorry that he is going.