Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 7 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 2090 ..
MR SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order. This is not a personal explanation under standing order 46. Mr Hargreaves, I would remind you that you make a personal explanation with my indulgence. If I decide that you are not making a personal explanation, I will sit you down. Proceed.
MR HARGREAVES: I am grateful for your indulgence, Mr Speaker.
Ms Carnell: You have not got it.
MR SPEAKER: You have only just got it.
MR HARGREAVES: I am grateful for the lack of indulgence from the Chief Minister. It was suggested that I made political capital out of a minor issue. Indeed, I did not do that either. If the Minister or his representative had been out to Banks as I have been and seen the extent to which the water is - - -
Ms Carnell: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker.
MR SPEAKER: Sit down, Mr Hargreaves. You are not making a personal explanation.
MINISTERIAL COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL AND
TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFFAIRS
MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care): Yesterday in a ministerial statement I indicated that I would table the communique from the Australian Health Ministers Conference and Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. I now table that paper.
MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care): Mr Berry asked a supplementary question about the chief executive officer of the hospital. I think perhaps a shadow still hangs over him, so I think I had better answer the question in a much more concise way for Mr Berry. The answer to your question, Mr Berry, is no. I have not attempted to sack Mr Johnston.