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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (13 June) . . Page.. 1591 ..

MR BERRY (continuing):

it has got a few scars and a bit of skin off here and there because of the quality of scrutiny. So it wants to criticise the process rather than the quality.

Mr Humphries, you have got the scars and you are going to carry that baggage to the next election. Good old bomber Gary is going to carry that all the way-

Mr Humphries: You have got a few of your own, Wayne, as I recall.

MR BERRY: It was your idea, wasn't it, to bomb the Canberra Hospital. It was your idea-bomb the Canberra Hospital.

Mr Speaker, to be fair, all members who might want to make a contribution to the debate should now be entitled to go back and start again and speak to the alternative report which these members are seeking to introduce. I do not think their report should be introduced at this stage. I think these members have missed the boat.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Attorney-General) (12.05): Mr Speaker, I will be brief. I am quite amazed by this debate. The purpose of appendix 6 is quite obvious. The last paragraph is quite clear. It states:

The draft is blatantly political and contains many errors of fact. Since the majority of the Committee refused to accept our contributions, the Committee Chair has left us no option but to dissent totally from the report. In light of this refusal we will submit our own report direct to the Assembly.

They foreshadowed exactly what they are going to do, Mr Speaker, and any attempt to stop them would be an attempt to subvert democracy. I think it is ridiculous.

MR SPEAKER: The time allowed for the debate has expired.

Question put:

That Mr Humphries' motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

	Ayes 8  			Noes 9

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

Question so resolved in the negative.

MRS BURKE (12.10): Can I speak, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: You may speak, yes.

Mr Hargreaves: To what?

MR SPEAKER: Order! They are particularly fractious today. I do not know why.

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