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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 939 ..

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Kaine's to Ms Carnell's proposed amendment) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7	 	NOES, 8

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

Amendment (Ms Carnell's) agreed to.

Motion (Mr Osborne's), as amended, agreed to.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition): I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Proceed.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, during my speech on this matter - under severe provocation from an interjection from the Chief Minister - I made a statement which perhaps overstated the facts of the matter. I did respond in a way that I now regret. I used a far more colourful description of the views of some members of the Competition Policy Forum about Mrs Carnell's attitude to the nature of her relationship with that organisation than was the fact. I indicated that members of the competition forum had indicated to me that they did not believe that the Chief Minister was actually telling the truth. That does overstate what they told me. They told me that their recollection was certainly different and they certainly had a different understanding from that of the Chief Minister. But, Mr Speaker, I did overstate the case, and I regret that.

Sitting suspended from 6.17 to 8.15 pm

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