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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (28 April) . . Page.. 76 ..

MR BERRY: Yes, I can. I have leave.

Mr Corbell: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. Mr Berry has been granted leave by the Assembly to make a personal explanation. If the members opposite - - -

MR SPEAKER: No, he has not. I have given Mr Berry leave, the Chair's leave, under standing order 46; but unless Mr Berry explains matters of a personal nature I will have to sit him down, and I will do so.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, the Chief Minister made certain claims, untrue claims, about my involvement in the ACTTAB - - -

MR SPEAKER: Very well. I will examine the Hansard and report tomorrow.


MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, two reports of study trips undertaken by Mr Hird, MLA, to Sydney between 17 and 19 December 1997 and on 16 and 17 April 1998, and a report of a study trip undertaken by Mr Wood, MLA, to Sydney on 15 April 1998.

Paper and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the legislation program for the autumn 1998 sittings, and I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I am pleased to present the Government's legislation program for the autumn 1998 session. As we commence the first sittings of the Fourth Assembly and the second term of the Carnell Government, I am pleased to present a program of legislation which will continue to build on the legislative achievements of this Government. This legislation program will continue the Government's drive for administrative reform, responsible management of the Territory and response to community concerns. In addition, this Government will continue to play its part in national legislative reform.

The core of the Government's legislation program lies in financial and business legislation. The Appropriation Bill is, of course, of central importance to the Government's legislative and administrative agenda. In addition, ACT statutes will be amended to reflect and keep pace with other jurisdictions in matters such as taxation, stamp duties and competition

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