Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 3407 ..
MR BERRY (continuing):
I know that you have lost interest in education, Mr Moore. You have demonstrated that. But I did not think that you would take it this far. I would expect this sort of thing from Mr Humphries as I have seen it before.
Mr Stefaniak mentioned the word "consistency". I would have hoped that he would take the approach to workers in his portfolio that was taken by the other two Ministers. That would have been consistent and we would not be having this debate today. Mr Stefaniak made some false accusations. Maybe he is trying to build a reputation like the one that Mr Humphries has. There is no strike fund for bursars; it is all in your dreams, Mr Stefaniak. You dream about these things and in your ideological dreams you believe that lowly paid unionists have massive strike funds that they can use to take industrial action and torture employers. It is ideological claptrap. There is no strike fund. The union does not have that sort of money to throw around. Those workers went without money when their wages were cut. They went without it; it was taken from them.
Mr Humphries: The nurses you did not pay went without wages as well.
MR BERRY: Enlighten me. Which nurses were they?
Mr Humphries: I could not enlighten you if I put a blowtorch under you.
MR BERRY: I know that you could not enlighten me because you are not up to the job. I will conclude on this note: Anybody who opposes this motion opposes fairness and equity.
That the amendment (Mr Berry's ) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 7 NOES, 10 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Quinlan Mr Humphries Mr Stanhope Mr Kaine Ms Tucker Mr Moore Mr Wood Mr Osborne Mr Rugendyke Mr Smyth Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the negative.