Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (14 October) . . Page.. 3163 ..
MR SMYTH (continuing):
Mr Speaker, in front of me I have two press releases I issued on 1 October. They were circulated by my office on the day when the BRL Hardy development was called in. The first press release, numbered 797, is entitled "Minister Approves BRL Hardy Development". The second press release, which is actually the next consecutive number, 798, is entitled "Minister Announces Improvements to Parking and Access at EPIC". Mr Speaker, the first press release clearly outlines the reasons for calling in the development of the BRL Hardy wine and tourism facility. It says that the development will bring significant public benefit, will also help to achieve planning objectives for the precinct and has adequately addressed the issues raised during public consultation. Yet again Mr Corbell is wrong.
I am pleased to note that Ms Tucker at the beginning of question time was good enough to stand up and correct yesterday's statement. If it is good enough for Ms Tucker, it is about time Mr Corbell stood up and said that he got it wrong, not only on BRL Hardy but on the V8s as well.
MR SPEAKER: Order! You have finished your personal explanation, Minister.
MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation.
MR SPEAKER: Proceed.
MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I was not aware of the Minister's second press release. If any inference has been made which is incorrect, I am very happy to withdraw it.
MR SPEAKER: For the information of members, I present the 1998-99 annual report for the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, including financial statements and the Auditor-General's report. The report will be delivered to members' offices as part of the annual reports package.
MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present authorisations to broadcast the debate of the disallowance motion relating to the Federal Golf Course on 14 October 1999 and to broadcast vision only of the public hearings of the Select Committee on Public Housing for 4 and 10 November 1999 given to a number of television networks and radio stations.