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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (22 April) . . Page.. 1205 ..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

The drug action plan was based on reducing the harm for people using drugs, reducing the harm for families, residents and the community, reducing the harm for business, and reducing the harm for workers, students, visitors and tourists in the city. This was a holistic approach to a complex social problem.

In response to my request for a similar process in Canberra, Mr Moore held one public meeting on the safe injecting room, which did little more than put everyone fairly and squarely in their respective corners. Now, Mr Moore has said - - -

Mr Moore: Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish.

MS TUCKER: Mr Moore interjects "rubbish", and I find that fascinating. I must say that Mr Moore is great at spin. I acknowledge that. We all acknowledge that. When I saw the media the next day and I saw Mr Moore summarise what happened at that forum, I thought, "Ten points for spin and no points for the truth", because what we saw at that forum - - -

Mr Moore: Come on, Kerrie; we do not call each other liars.

MS TUCKER: What we saw at that forum was the various people and players in that meeting putting their positions from the floor - - -

Mr Moore: I take a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. "No points for truth" implies that somebody is lying. I think that any implication of lying should be withdrawn.

Mr Berry: Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, this was about a matter outside this Assembly and no accusation was made in this place.

Mr Wood: That is right.

Mr Humphries: No, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, it has been made in this place.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! I uphold the point of order and I ask the member to withdraw.

MS TUCKER: Look, I will withdraw it. That is fine.

Mr Moore: She has done it. She has withdrawn it.

MS TUCKER: Look, I do not want to offend Mr Moore. I want to get this on the record. I do not particularly want to offend Mr Moore. I think we can probably work better together on this now.

Mr Moore: No, we cannot. I am going to get stuck into you.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Thank you. I thank Ms Tucker.

MS TUCKER: Oh, I am not allowed to get stuck into you. Okay.

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