Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4211 ..
MR MOORE (continuing):
There are many issues we could deal with. I am absolutely delighted with those members who made the effort to listen to and respect the point of view of others. But it was a great disappointment to me to hear Mr Osborne say that he did not listen to anybody else because he had been watching a film. I have a huge amount of time for Mr Osborne. We disagree on a number of issues, but we have always discussed them frankly. He has always recognised my right to have a different opinion, and likewise I have understood where he was coming from. At the same time, I think it is reasonable that people listen to each other's opinion, particularly here, because it is fundamental to the way this place operates.
A supervised injecting room is about saving lives. It is about stopping the spread of disease. I look forward to the hard work in implementing the legislation when this Assembly passes it.
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 10 NOES, 7 Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Ms Carnell Mr Hird Mr Corbell Mr Humphries Mr Hargreaves Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mr Osborne Mr Quinlan Mr Rugendyke Mr Smyth Mr Stefaniak Mr Stanhope Ms Tucker Mr WoodQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (11.29): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move amendments Nos 1, 2 and 5 circulated in my name together.