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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4161 ..

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I would not like the police to be offended by anything that I may have said. If they have felt some embarrassment, some pain, some discomfort over what I have said, then I am happy to have that redressed. I shall be making my comments known to the AFPA tomorrow when I see them on another matter.

When we see something outrageous, as we did yesterday, people react as I have reacted. I do not resile from that reaction. I do resile from intemperate language. My feelings regarding Mr Osborne and Mr Rugendyke's approach remain unchanged.

If the AFP or any of their members are offended by something that I may have said, then I withdraw it quite happily.


MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety)(7.45): Mr Speaker, I move:

That order of the day No. 3, Executive business, relating to the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Bill 1998, be postponed until a later hour this day.

Mr Berry: Would you like to tell us why?

MR HUMPHRIES: I understand Ms Tucker has asked for it. I understand there has been some discussion among members about dealing with the supervised injection place legislation before we deal with the victims of crime legislation. I am suggesting we now do that.

MS TUCKER (7.46): I do not know whether this was discussed, but I am supporting it. Mr Rugendyke gave us an amendment quite recently which we are trying to respond to. The drafters are not ready. I support this motion, although I do not know that there has been discussion that we reverse the order of business.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care) (7.46): Mr Speaker, in accordance with standing order 152, I move:

That order of the day No. 4, Executive business, relating to the Drugs of Dependence (Amendment) Bill (No. 2) 1998, be discharged from the notice paper.

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