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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2092 ..

Ms Carnell: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. That does cast aspersions upon my character and that is not what was passed in this Assembly.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, that is quite correct, Mr Berry. I uphold the point of order.

Mr Humphries: It was the handling of the Bruce Stadium matter.

Ms Carnell: That is right. It was nothing to do with reprehensible behaviour. In fact, this Assembly, as a whole, found that there was no proof of intent. Mr Berry has been making comments that are simply untrue and they should be withdrawn immediately.

Mr Corbell: There is no point of order.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, I do uphold the point of order.

Ms Carnell: There is a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, there is. I uphold it.

MR BERRY: This is not a fair comparison between the events which occurred on Wednesday and the events which have been discovered by the courts for which the Attorney-General asks the legislature to define a remedy. Mr Speaker, the remedy has been recommended to us by the Attorney-General. The remedy that has been recommended is to involve some retrospective action. There can be no comparison. Mr Humphries seeks to go through the pretence that there is some comparison between the behaviour of which the Chief Minister was found guilty in relation to financial management - - -

Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. Mr Speaker, as I understand it, the censure motion was for my possible lack of direction with regard to my department over the Bruce Stadium issue. It was nothing to do with reprehensible behaviour, and nothing to do with anything else that Mr Berry is talking about.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I can help out on that.

MR SPEAKER: Just a moment. I want to see the motion. I have upheld the point of order. While we are looking for this, may I say that I hope you are prepared for a long night and, perhaps, next Monday. Mr Berry, the motion - - -

MR BERRY: Well, I did not start this.

Mr Humphries: Yes, you did, unfortunately.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, the motion - - -

Ms Carnell: Read it, Mr Speaker.

MR BERRY: Yes, read it, Mr Speaker.

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