Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 2787 ..
MS TUCKER: I ask a supplementary question. There are more than three, actually, that have not been implemented. I would like to remind you that the media statement on these measures by your predecessor, Mr Humphries, implied that they would be implemented in addition to further measures in the ACT greenhouse strategy. So when did your Government decide that these measures would not be implemented immediately, and why did you not let the community know?
MR SMYTH: These are statements that Mr Humphries put out when he was Minister for the Environment. I will get hold of his press release and find out which of the initiatives have not been undertaken yet. As I have said, the draft greenhouse strategy is out there for comment. We are looking forward to the participation of the public in this. There have been some public meetings that have had input to the strategy. When that strategy is finalised, this Territory will continue to lead the way, as Mr Humphries heralded last year when he announced the targets that this Government has set. It is the only government, whether national, State or Territory, that has set its greenhouse targets. We would certainly compliment Mr Humphries and the previous Government for setting those targets. We will endeavour to reach those targets, as set out, in Mr Humphries' timeline.
MR KAINE: Mr Speaker, I have a question for the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, I am sure you are familiar with Remuneration Tribunal Determination No. 30 of 12 June this year, which relates to members' entitlements. At paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 of that document it refers to the provision of motor vehicles, and it says that members shall be entitled to "an Australian-made, private-plated vehicle". Then it goes on:
Except in special circumstances, through arrangements agreed by the Chief Minister, this entitlement shall not extend to vehicles other than those vehicles normally available through the Government's leasing arrangements.
Chief Minister, have you exercised the discretionary power that is granted to you under that determination in respect of any member of this place? If so, who were the beneficiaries, and what were the special circumstances in each case that justified this generosity?
MS CARNELL: Yes, I have done that on two occasions. I think they related to Mr Osborne and Mr Moore.
Mr Moore: Three - and Mr Rugendyke.
MS CARNELL: And Mr Rugendyke; that is right. I am very happy for other members to put a case to me. I do not think it is appropriate to put on the record what personal cases were put forward. They were different in each circumstance. I think that we could probably say that, from Mr Osborne's perspective it is because he keeps having babies -