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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (15 June) . . Page.. 1924 ..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

I would love to vote for you. I would love to support you, Ms Tucker. I agree with you. I agree with everything you say. I might do it down the track. If I can get re-elected I will do it in the next term." You cover yourself, don't you. "Yes, I'm not the hypocrite. I am not going to take a ballot group for myself because I think you've got a point; but I will just have to do it for this election and we will try to fix it up next time around." So says Michael Moore, the prince of politics. "Yes, I'll say I support that, but I won't vote for it. I will do it down the track." The prince of politics. Yes, you say you support it, but then you vote against it and promise to do it later. What a remark.

Mr Moore: Yes, there we are.

MR STANHOPE: Learnt from the master. We will see. I think we will see how sweet self-interest is.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (8.46): The interesting thing, Mr Stanhope, is that we get two goes at legislation like this, and-

Mr Stanhope: We do, Mr Speaker, indeed.

MR SPEAKER: Everybody does.

Mr Stanhope: We do, Mr Moore, and I've got another go.

MR MOORE: You totally misrepresented my position there. What I actually said-

Mr Stanhope: No, I didn't.

MR MOORE: The trouble is, Mr Stanhope, that when other people are speaking, instead of listening, you constantly just talk to the person next to you or the person behind you or somebody else as you lean back in your chair with your back to the Speaker, as you always do with your normal disrespect for this house and the Speaker.

Mr Stanhope: Here we go.

MR MOORE: That is right. You talk about unedifying behaviour. Look in the mirror. Do not misrepresent what other people say. What I said was that I agree with the problem that Ms Tucker identified, and I even said I agree with the problem you identified the other day on the radio. What I disagree with is the solution. I indicated a solution that I was trying to find. I indicated the problems that I had run into with the solution, and I indicated that I was looking to come back to that, not after the next election, Mr Stanhope-

Mr Kaine: Next week.

MR MOORE: Preferably as soon as I can, if I can find the solution. I said to Ms Tucker, "I will move with your staff." So you are misrepresenting me, the same way as you do with almost everything you do. It is totally unedifying and disgusting. The sort of behaviour that you have brought into this place-

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