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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 432 ..

MR BERRY (continuing):

Mr Speaker, I just would like to re-emphasise what I said before. This is a poor decision which needs to be reversed in the interest of commonsense. If I could defend Mr Tonkin for a moment, I think Mr Tonkin was probably doing what he thought the government would want him to do. But in the end I think it is a matter of a very political decision which reflects the ideological position of the government and the contest of ideas, if I can describe it that way, which is going on between the nurses, the government and, in particular, Mr Moore. I urge members to support this straightforward and sensible motion.

Question put:

That Mr Berry's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

	Ayes 8				Noes 7

Mr Berry	Mr Stanhope	Mrs Burke	Mr Smyth
Mr Corbell	Ms Tucker	Mr Cornwell	Mr Stefaniak
Mr Hargreaves	Mr Wood		Mr Hird
Mr Quinlan			Mr Humphries
Mr Rugendyke			Mr Moore

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation-relocation

MS TUCKER: I seek leave to move the revised motion circulated in my name.

Leave not granted.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

MS TUCKER: I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Tucker moving the motion requesting documents relating to the Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation relocation.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (5.40): Mr Speaker, the reason why I denied leave is because we do have a proper process and there is no great urgency about this motion. There is no reason why it cannot be dealt with in a proper way in private members business next week.

Mr Corbell: Then why did you give Paul Osborne leave today?

MR MOORE: Mr Corbell interjects, "Why did we give Paul Osborne leave today?"

MR SPEAKER: Well, he is out of order.

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