Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1412 ..
That the amendments (Mr Stefaniak's ) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 6 NOES, 9 Mr Cornwell Mr Berry Mr Hird Mr Corbell Mr Humphries Mr Hargreaves Mr Moore Mr Kaine Mr Smyth Mr Osborne Mr Stefaniak Mr Rugendyke Mr Stanhope Ms Tucker Mr Wood
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (5.50): Mr Speaker, I am sorry to interrupt but I want to seek leave to move a motion in relation to a matter of privilege which is an urgent matter.
MR HUMPHRIES: I thank members, Mr Speaker. I move:
That, in any reporting of a publication of the documents tabled today
by Mr Kaine after question time, privilege be withdrawn from any
naming of the woman referred to in the last paragraph of Mr Collaery's
Mr Speaker, I do this because news time is coming up. I would not like any publication of this person's name to be referred to in the evening news. I am concerned about an allegation made in the last paragraph of the letter from Mr Collaery which is not material to the matters which were the subject of the correspondence which has been tabled, which makes a serious allegation against a member of my staff which, I record for the benefit of members, she denies. I ask, Mr Speaker, that the person concerned not be named in documents or the publication of that material which has been tabled on the floor of the Assembly.