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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 2018 ..

MR BERRY: I thank the Chief Minister for that, but she should also remember that it was not my department by then. Mr Speaker - - -

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, on a point of order: He is clearly debating the issue now, Mr Speaker; there is no other interpretation. Mrs Carnell said, "I respond".

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, I have given you leave, but I can also withdraw it. Get on with it.

MR BERRY: You certainly can. Mr Speaker, the hospice is in trouble because of Kate Carnell's land deal. There is no other reason.

MR SPEAKER: That is not a personal explanation. Resume your seat. I turn to the presentation of papers.

Mr Moore: I take a point of order. Mr Berry does that so often under standing order 36 just to try us on. If it continues, Mr Speaker, I would suggest that you ought not to give him leave because you know that he is always going to do that.

MR SPEAKER: That is a very good point.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I hope that you will not pay any regard to that. You cannot anticipate the rights of members in this place.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, you have never spoken a truer word.


Papers and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members and pursuant to section 26 of the Financial Management Act 1996, I present instruments issued under section 14 and a statement of reasons. Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to have the statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The statement read as follows:

Mr Speaker, as required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table:

� instruments issued under Section 14 of the Act and a statement of the reasons for the transfer of funds between appropriations

� transfers under the Financial Management Act 1996 allow for changes to appropriations throughout the year within the Appropriation limit passed by the Assembly;

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