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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.

Question put:

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 Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Clauses 1 and 2, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 3

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.

Leave granted.

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