Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 7 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 2129 ..
Mr Humphries: He has.
MR BERRY: No. Reports that came to me as late as just a few moments ago say, "If I did mislead I apologise", but he still does not accept that he has misled.
Mr Humphries: You have written it down, have you? You say you did not hear it but you have written it down.
MR BERRY: No, it just came to me then.
Mr Humphries: You said you had written it down.
MR BERRY: No, I did not. Do not be a fool, Gary.
Mr Moore: Are you telling lies, Wayne?
MR BERRY: No, the only liar in this place is Mr Smyth. Lie one:
I have checked with Mr Thurston, the head of ACTION, and as yet we have received no firm offers from the TWU ...
Lie two - - -
Mr Moore: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. We have at the back of our standing orders resolutions of the Assembly, and the resolution agreed to by the Assembly on 4 May 1995 has to do with the exercise of freedom of speech. The resolution continues through Assemblies until it is withdrawn, which it is not. This resolution asks you, Mr Speaker, to draw members' attention to the spirit of the resolution and their responsibilities in exercising their freedom of speech. Twice today Mr Berry has attacked public servants.
MR SPEAKER: Correct.
Mr Moore: Twice today he has attacked public servants recklessly, Mr Speaker. I would ask you to watch Mr Berry, in particular, very carefully, Mr Speaker, and to draw his attention to this because Mr Berry seems to have a very reckless attitude to this resolution.
MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, I have, once today, drawn attention to this resolution of 4 May 1995. I draw it to your attention again in relation to attacking people in this chamber who are not in a position to defend themselves. You have mentioned one public servant by name and this is - - -