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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 1416 ..

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Madam Speaker! Through you, Mr Speaker, I would like the Chief Minister to listen to what I said. I did address my remarks through you. I do not adopt the discourtesy that the Chief Minister does in this chamber by speaking over everybody. Thank you very much for that reminder. Mr Speaker, it is possible to shave a little piece off a whole stack of pieces in this budget. It is possible for the Government to do it, and I think this Assembly ought to demand that they do so.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Osborne's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10	NOES, 6

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

MR SPEAKER: The question now is that the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

MR WOOD (6.27): I will be closing the debate.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, you will be closing the debate.

MR WOOD: Mr Osborne and Mr Rugendyke, I hope you do something constructive about this. I hope that you use your muscles. You have an onus now to do something and not be walked over as you have been so far.

Mr Moore: Do you remember how they used to run this same line to us?

MR WOOD: Mr Moore, you might do something too because I have not heard a word from you in all this debate. I have seen you out there before. I have seen you being a bit of an arts supporter, but not this time.

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