Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 9 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 2726 ..
MR QUINLAN: Thank you, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. That is very wise of you. The Chief Minister claimed that I had misled the public by stating that income tax equivalents flowed to government and that they do not. They do. Under accrual accounting, which this Government prides itself upon - - -
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Quinlan, let us not go into a debate. Address your attention to standing order 46.
MR QUINLAN: I am explaining that my statement was accurate.
Mr Humphries: I take a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. If Mr Quinlan had said something different to what Mrs Carnell said, then he would certainly be entitled to rise and ask to correct what it was he had said that was different to what Mrs Carnell has said. As he has pointed out, Mrs Carnell quite accurately stated what it was that she said Mr Quinlan had said. It is just that Mr Quinlan disagrees with what it was Mrs Carnell said was different to what Mr Quinlan had to say. That is a matter of debate. Mr Quinlan has not been misrepresented. He just has a different view of the facts from that alleged by Mrs Carnell.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I understand Mr Quinlan was outlining where he had been aggrieved. Come to your conclusion, Mr Quinlan.
MR QUINLAN: Thank you again, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. The point was that the Chief Minister accused me of misleading. I did not. It was an inaccurate statement ascribed to me. Income tax equivalents flow to government in the form of liabilities to the government. They in fact - - -
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Quinlan, we do not want to enter into a debate. Where were you aggrieved? I thought that you were coming to that.
MR QUINLAN: The Chief Minister said I misled. I did not, and I can demonstrate that I did not.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: All right. Thank you, Mr Quinlan.
MR QUINLAN: Income tax equivalents flow to the Government in terms of - - -
Mr Moore: I raise a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. I assume that the thankyou you said to Mr Quinlan was: "Thank you, you are finished", and that you have now withdrawn your leave. A personal explanation under standing order 46 is made by leave of the Chair, and that leave can be withdrawn at any stage.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I understand that. Mr Quinlan, you are winding up, as I understand it.
MR QUINLAN: I am.