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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1412 ..

Question put:

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

Amendments negatived.

Debate interrupted.



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.

Leave granted.

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by Mr Kaine after question time, privilege be withdrawn from any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.

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