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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (13 October) . . Page.. 3070 ..

MS CARNELL (continuing):

answer by asking members to consider whether this conduct by Mr Corbell fits into the definition of one of those vagaries of the Assembly mentioned by Mr Egan the other day.

Mr Kaine: You are not going to ask a supplementary after all that, Harold, surely.

MR HIRD: Yes, I am. Mr Speaker, I have the right, as does any other member, to ask a supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: You do indeed, Mr Hird.

MR HIRD: They may well try to stop me, but they will not. The truth will come through.

Mr Stanhope: Stand up for your rights, Harold.

MR HIRD: Thank you very much, Jon. My supplementary question is to the Chief Minister. Would the Chief Minister- - -

Mr Osborne: Sit down, big fella, sit down.

Mr Rugendyke: Shush, I want to hear this.

Mr Smyth: Go for it, Harold, Mr Rugendyke is listening.


Mr Osborne: The big man's fired up!

MR HIRD: Be quite, Curly. My supplementary question to the Chief Minister is: Would the Chief Minister please table the press release which she referred to in her answer - an answer which was continually interrupted by those opposite, in particular Mr Berry and Mr Corbell, which I thought was very disingenuous? Also, if Mr Corbell is not big enough to apologise, do you think the Leader of the Opposition should do it on behalf of the ALP?

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, you may answer the first part of that question. The second part is out of order.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I am more than happy to table the press release and to have it incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The press release read as follows:

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