Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3278 ..
Ms Carnell: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. The first two names mentioned there, Mr Argy and Professor Nevile, are directors of the Australia Institute, not exactly at arm's length.
MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order, Chief Minister.
MR STANHOPE: What are you suggesting, Chief Minister?
MR SPEAKER: Order! There is no point of order, so we do not have to follow the point of order. I have ruled it out of order.
MR STANHOPE: What I am saying is that there are very significant issues here.
Mr Moore: Yes, like a referee not being independent. If a referee is not independent, what kind of academic standard is that?
MR STANHOPE: What are you suggesting, Mr Moore? Mr Moore is the person who earlier today suggested that I should be named for criticising public servants. What an amazing double standard, Mr Moore. The only point I was seeking to make is that this is a very difficult issue and that an additional two weeks would have been invaluable to the committee. There is no need to drag the time back two weeks. It flies in the face of the decision which the Assembly made 10 days ago. We all had in our minds that the committee would report on 16 February. This motion seeks to wind back a decision that this Assembly has made.
That the motion (Mr Humphries') be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 9 NOES, 8 Ms Carnell Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Mr Corbell Mr Hird Mr Hargreaves Mr Humphries Mr Quinlan Mr Kaine Mr Rugendyke Mr Moore Mr Stanhope Mr Osborne Ms Tucker Mr Smyth Mr Wood Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.