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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 334 ..

Mr Moore: Mr Kaine last night said that Mr Hird's view as expressed in the dissenting report was the government response.

MR HUMPHRIES: That is true. Mr Kaine last night made the point that we do not need to wait for a government response, because we had it in the form of Mr Hird's dissenting report. Clearly, here is one occasion when we were hoping the Government's response would have added a great deal to what was in a dissenting report. Clearly, Mr Speaker, if my officials were able to discover this problem by looking at the issues - - -

Mr Stanhope: Table the response. Let us have a look at it.

MR HUMPHRIES: We do not have it. What is the point of having a response if we have already passed the legislation? Extraordinary, Mr Speaker!

Mr Stanhope: Let us see the response that you were going to table this morning.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Humphries is answering a question, Mr Stanhope. I am getting very tired of this. Somebody is going to get warned and possibly named.

Mr Hird: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. This lot over here continually offend against standing orders 39 and 202(a), and I would ask you to take the appropriate action.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Hird. I am well aware of them. I suggest that we all settle down.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I want to close by making one point. It appears that some people here are quite prepared to defend what happened. I hope they are prepared to go out to the community and explain to the magistrates and clients of the Children's Court what has happened and be prepared to use the arrogance which they are showing in this chamber when that time comes.

Ms Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper, Mr Speaker.

Bruce Stadium

MS CARNELL: When I was answering Mr Quinlan's question today, I gave some of the information he asked for yesterday in that part of his question I took on notice. Fortunately, corporate suites are selling so quickly that the six I mentioned when I spoke earlier is now up to nine, so we have now sold 40 corporate boxes and nine corporate suites. It shows that it is a bit of a moveable feast at the moment, which is good news.

Canberra Hospital - Consultants' Reports

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I have further information on Mr Hargreaves' question. Mr Hargreaves made some comments about the Government's far too heavy reliance - I think that is what he said - on external consultants. For the information of members, in 1993-94, under Labor, $10.171m was spent on consultancies and in 1994-95,

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