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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (20 May) . . Page.. 407 ..

Papers and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present, pursuant to sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, copies of contracts with Peter Hade, a long-term contract; and John Wynants, a Schedule D variation. Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, again with regard to this long-term contract and Schedule D variation, I ask that members deal sensitively with the information and respect the privacy of the individual executives. I would like to thank members of this Assembly for always treating this information with the appropriate sensitivity.


Debate resumed.

MR HIRD (3.25): This issue is of some concern to all of us. Once again, I am surprised at Mr Hargreaves. I know he is concerned for his constituents in the electorate of Brindabella, as are Mr Rugendyke, Mr Stefaniak and, I am sure, Mr Berry for their constituents in Ginninderra. Other members are concerned as well, even Mr Quinlan. But Mr Quinlan has not quite got round to educating Mr Berry on what two and two is; it is four, not 22.

On the matter before you, Mr Speaker, Mr Hargreaves had a full briefing on it. One was given to all members who cared to participate. That briefing was comprehensive. Everything Mr Hargreaves is whingeing about in his motion has been agreed to by ACTION management and has been identified by the Minister concerned.

Mr Moore: Come on, Harold; give it to them.

MR HIRD: Thank you, Mr Moore. It is not very hard because they are still in prep school; they have not quite got into first grade yet, but they are working at it.

Mr Hargreaves: And we are waiting for you, Harold.

MR HIRD: I will not be going back. I am going forward, Mr Hargreaves; not like you. I shall be on the right bus. You have missed your bus.

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