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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 2457 ..

MR OSBORNE (continuing):

As 0ilCode is still several years away, I consider this legislation to be necessary.

I don't believe that the historical integrity of the oil industry is anywhere near the level required of it to leave the matter of addressing fuel losses in their hands any longer.

I have appreciated the assistance of John Riding-Hill of the ACT Branch of the Motor Trades Association and members of the National Standards Commission for their assistance in gaining an understanding all of the issues involved with temperature conversion.

I would also like to thank Chris Dalton from Parliamentary Counsel for the part he played in developing the Bill, I think it has been an interesting journey for us all.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Humphries ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (6.51): Mr Speaker, I will be very brief as I know that it is late. Mr Speaker, I thought it was important enough for me to rise in this place today to raise my concern with an approach that has been taken in this place by members opposite just too often, that is, to play gutter politics with the abortion issue. Mr Speaker, recently a newsletter was circulated by Mr Quinlan in which he stated that at the last abortion debate it was disappointing that Mr Moore and I had compromised our stated principles in seeking to win Mr Osborne's support for the ACTEW sell off and he said that that was taking politics too far. He distributed the newsletter quite widely.

Mr Speaker, I have never and will never criticise any member of this Assembly on the basis of their position on abortion or, for that matter, other conscience issues. I am really sick to death of politicians like Mr Quinlan trying to score political points on an issue that is complex and personal, and it is, Mr Speaker.

Mr Berry: Oh!

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