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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4112 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

on the itinerary and representing this city, and its business opportunities, with distinction.

Ellnor Grassby and Ingrid Murphy should also be acknowledged for their efforts to get us all there, with our luggage, despite some trying times on the way.

Trish Smith, from Capital Travel, who handled the entire itinerary for flights and accommodation for the entire group, should also be thanked for her efforts.

Bill Hennessy, who is based in Dublin, provided exceptional on-the-ground support to us while in Dublin. Little did we know that we were being shown around by a man who starred in In the Name of the Father, alongside Daniel Day Lewis, as well as numerous other movies. The support provided to Bill to assist us with the trip by the Europa Mazda Car Centre in Blackrock, Dublin, should also be acknowledged.

To all those who met with us and spent time explaining their roles to us, who are all listed in the report, I'd like to thank them publicly.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, both Mr Quinlan and I were involved in the delegation. I commend that report to members for some insights into what opportunities might arise for the ACT, and particularly ACT businesses, as a result of that delegation. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.




MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (3.23): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the report of the independent investigation into various matters surrounding the direct grant of land at McKellar Shopping Centre to Tokich Homes Pty Ltd, dated October 1999. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Mr Speaker, in question time on 2 September, in answer to a question without notice by Ms Tucker about the Eco-Land development in McKellar, I undertook to initiate an investigation. Mr Corbell also asked me a question without notice in relation to this matter at the time and I undertook to include his matter in the investigation. Ms Tucker asked that I report back to the Assembly at its next sitting. I had hoped that the

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