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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (20 May) . . Page.. 444 ..

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Berry's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8	 	NOES, 9

Mr Berry	Ms Carnell
Mr Corbell	Mr Cornwell
Mr Hargreaves	Mr Hird
Mr Osborne	Mr Humphries
Mr Quinlan	Mr Kaine
Mr Stanhope	Mr Moore
Ms Tucker	Mr Rugendyke
Mr Wood		Mr Smyth
		Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative.


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Promotion of Canberra

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (5.52): Mr Speaker, I would like to quote from a letter in the Australian Women's Weekly for April 1998 because I think sometimes people underestimate Canberrans. It is a letter from J. Dean of Canberra, ACT. It is entitled "Try it and see". It says:

On a recent flight to Brisbane after a wonderful Whitsunday Island holiday, the seat beside myself and my sister was taken by a middle-aged gentleman from Queensland. When he found out we were from Canberra, he began voicing his thoughts on the subject: "Oh, Canberra's such a cold place;" "I suppose you're public servants;" "Too many politicians there." I sat listening and thinking he'd probably never been to Canberra. Sure, it's cold in winter. I know. I can see the snow in the distance, and the snow clouds sitting on top of the surrounding mountains is a beautiful sight. We have real definition between seasons - the trees dress up in red and gold in autumn and in spring thousands flock to see our Floriade display. In summer, we head

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