Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (28 April) . . Page.. 74 ..
MR SMYTH: At this stage, there is no intention to have a public promotion of the choice. I do not see that there is a need for such a thing. I think the public is aware, after the debate that we have had over the last two weeks, that there are two sets of plates, and the public, should they wish, can ask for either the plate with the slogan, "Feel the Power of Canberra", or the plate without the slogan.
Ms Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
MR SMYTH: Kerrie Tucker asked earlier in question time about the ACT Government and its fleet of natural gas cars. That fleet is actually managed by Totalcare, which is not under my responsibility; but I am quite happy to contact them for you and get hold of the information that you sought.
MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, in further clarification of an answer I gave in question time, no expressions of interest have been sought for the sale of ACTTAB. That is what I said. That categorically is the case, as I am advised.
MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal statement pursuant to standing order 46.
MR SPEAKER: Proceed.
MR BERRY: Thank you, Mr Speaker. During question time Mrs Carnell continued with the campaign of misinformation in relation to the ACTTAB-VITAB affair. If the truth were to be recorded in this place these words would have come from Mrs Carnell's lips: The initial inquiry in relation to the ACTTAB-VITAB affair was called for by her and in fact occurred. I was cleared by that inquiry and subsequently I resigned from the ministry. In due course the current chair - - -
Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. We have all heard the very sorry and sad history of VITAB many times. This does not relate to answering a question.
Mr Moore: And the rewrites.
Mr Humphries: And the rewrites, yes; the revised versions of history; the new gospel according to St Wayne. Mr Speaker, this is not relevant to the matter that Mrs Carnell made comments about on the floor of the Assembly. This is continuing debate in breach of the standing orders.