Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 1364 ..
MR SPEAKER: That is true.
MR CORBELL: No, that is not true. The Chief Minister made some comments about dissenting comments made by me and Mr Berry in the Estimates Committee report.
Ms Carnell: No, I did not. I said Mr Berry only.
MR CORBELL: She referred to the Estimates Committee - - -
Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Order, please, Mr Corbell.
MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I would ask you to let me finish my explanation.
MR SPEAKER: A point of order has been raised.
Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, I did not mention Mr Corbell's name.
MR SPEAKER: In that case - - -
Mr Berry: You mentioned the Estimates Committee, of which he is a member.
MR SPEAKER: Just a moment, Mr Berry and Mr Corbell. We have been through this before some time ago. I cannot find the reference, but the fact is that if Mr Berry wishes to take issue with something that has been said by the Chief Minister in relation to this matter in which he was named, he has every right to do so. In fact, Mr Berry was on his feet and I am not sure he was not going to canvass that at the time. We cannot allow other members to make the statements. Mr Berry was named, Mr Corbell.
MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I must insist. The Chief Minister was referring to comments made under my name and Mr Berry's name in the Estimates Committee report. They were made under my name also. I signed those comments off, and I believe I have a right to make a personal explanation on them.
MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, I will take advice on this matter but until I do the matter must rest.
MR KAINE: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.
MR SPEAKER: Proceed.
MR KAINE: An earlier remark by the Attorney-General during question time could well be interpreted by some as implying that I had made an ACT Cabinet document available for some person who should not have such a document. Mr Speaker, I want to set that thought to rest unequivocally. I do not have such documents in my possession,