Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (20 May) . . Page.. 444 ..
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 StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
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