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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 1498 ..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

I was a little put out by Mr Moore's attack on the chairman, my shrinking violet colleague over here, and even more disappointed at the snide reference to Jon Stanhope and Jon's desire to operate cooperatively. This followed Mr Moore's orgy of self-admiration and self-congratulation yesterday, along with an earlier attack on Mr Stanhope. I think Mr Stanhope must be really getting to Mr Moore. Mr Moore attacked Mr Berry for having an adversarial approach. From my observation in my limited time here, I rate Mr Moore as one of the top three or four in this place in the adversarial stakes, and that side of the house outnumbers this side of the house in that respect.

Mr Rugendyke: I raise a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. I must ask how this is relevant to the Estimates Committee report and relevant to this debate.

Mr Berry: On a further point of order: Mr Quinlan is responding to some of the things that Mr Moore said. That was accepted on the record. Mr Quinlan ought to be allowed to respond.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I ask Mr Quinlan to be relevant.

MR QUINLAN: Certainly I have been nothing but relevant to the debate so far.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Chair is paying attention.

Debate interrupted.


MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! It being 5.00 pm, I propose the question:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr Humphries: I require the question to be put forthwith without debate.

Question resolved in the negative.

Report on the Appropriation Bill 1998-99

Debate resumed.

MR QUINLAN: Given the difficulty that we have had in gaining information in this place and given the quite obvious adversarial approach that emanates from the other side with inane dorothy dixers that we have to put up with every day we are in this place, it is little wonder that there are challenging dimensions in this report. I see it as a good examination of policies, actions and expenditures of the Government, and I think the committee has excelled itself in that regard.

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