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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 2958 ..

MR BERRY (continuing):

There are a couple of amendments I would not mind considering myself. I am a little bit cautious about them because they are complex in nature and might require some legal advice before I could proceed. That opportunity is being denied to me. I had a look at some of the law but I am not prepared to write up my proposed amendments on the back of an envelope. I think that sort of approach, the approach taken by Mr Moore and others in this place, is quite unacceptable on issues as important as this.

Mr Speaker, I mean no personal attack on any member of the Right to Life Association. I respect their right to have - - -

Mr Moore: You have attacked everybody.

Mr Humphries: Wayne, please. Come off it. What a hypocrite.

Mr Corbell: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. Mr Humphries has called Mr Berry a hypocrite. That is, as you know, quite disorderly in the house. I ask that he withdraw it.

MR SPEAKER: I have ruled before. I am sorry, I did not hear it.

Mr Humphries: I withdraw, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, your time has expired.

(Extension of time granted)

MR BERRY: Though they might be offended by my position, I am not offended by theirs, as I said, as long as they do not try to impose it on others.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Berry's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7	 	NOES, 10

Mr Berry	Ms Carnell
Mr Corbell	Mr Cornwell
Mr Hargreaves	Mr Hird
Mr Quinlan	Mr Humphries
Mr Stanhope	Mr Kaine
Ms Tucker	Mr Moore
Mr Wood		Mr Osborne
		Mr Rugendyke
		Mr Smyth
		Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative.

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