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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (1 March) . . Page.. 478 ..

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Mr Quinlan and others have been persistently interjecting during Mr Smyth's comments. You have warned them already today about this several times. I ask you to ensure that they do not continue to breach the standing orders.

MR SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order.

MR SMYTH: If Mr Quinlan's selective analysis of road funding is anything like the way he would run a territory budget, then we all have very serious cause for concern. In one case, looking at the figures he has calculated for road funding in the year 1999-2000, they are over 300 per cent off the amount actually spent, and the make-up of the figures is even more laughable.

Mr Quinlan: It depends on how you do it, mate.

MR SMYTH: The shadow Treasurer runs the risk of becoming the Mr Magoo of ACT politics. He cannot read, he cannot count and he just cannot see.

Mr Quinlan: Different accounting standards, you know.

MR SPEAKER: I warn you, Mr Quinlan. That is three of you now. Excuse me, minister. You may continue.

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: whom have you just warned?

MR SPEAKER: I beg your pardon.

Mr Corbell: Whom have you just warned, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Quinlan.

Mr Corbell: Is that two or three?


Mr Corbell: Who is the third?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Wood. And yourself.

Mr Wood: Me?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, it surprised me as much as it surprised you, Mr Wood.

MR SMYTH: In the figures that Mr Quinlan very selectively released only to WIN TV, presumably because he was too embarrassed to put them in a formal press release, he has deliberately excluded the works in progress and the roads funded by the planning and land management section of the budget.

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