Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 1418 ..
MR WOOD (continuing):
I just wish that you had been able to stand up to your Chief Minister, like Mr Rugendyke and Mr Osborne, and tell a few facts here. That is where you needed to be. That is where Mr Moore and others needed to be. You should stand up and admit, "Well, I never told these people we were going to change the running rules here. We never went out and told them". So there we are.
Mr Speaker, the motion now is to request the Government. Put it up to the Government, you people. This is not any outcome tonight. This is not an outcome. You put it up to them and see what you can now deliver as a result of this, and see what you will do next week when the matter is next raised, both in the Estimates Committee discussion and the debate on the Appropriation Bill itself. Do something now instead of these mere words.
That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 9 NOES, 7 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Kaine Mr Humphries Mr Osborne Mr Moore Mr Quinlan Mr Smyth Mr Rugendyke Mr Stefaniak Mr Stanhope Mr WoodQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
MR WOOD (6.36): Tonight I will read into the Hansard another letter about funding for the Institute of the Arts. Earlier today the Chief Minister said there is a lot of middle-class welfare with the arts. She might listen to this. It is a letter from - and she has approved my reading it here - Dr Rosamund Dalziell of 36 Paterson Street, Ainslie. The letter reads: