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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2348 ..

The Assembly voted-

		Ayes 12  			Noes 5

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Humphries' amendments agreed to.

Mr Moore's amendments, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Appropriation Bill 2001-2002

Detail stage

Schedule 1-part 9.

Debate resumed from 19 June 2001.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Proposed expenditure-part 10-ACT Housing, nil expenditure-agreed to.

Proposed expenditure-part 11-Urban Services, $207,196,000 (net costs of outputs), $89,603,000 (capital injection) and $1,042,000 (payments on behalf of the territory), totalling $297,841,000.

MR HARGREAVES (4.09): Mr Speaker, the report of the Estimates Committee, amongst many things, pointed to a lack of regard for due process. The one that popped up as the most obvious to me was in regard to the government's handling of the second taxi network. It is true that the government is not paying money to the second taxi network, in the same way as the government is not paying money to the Lyneham tennis centre, but it has a responsibility to ensure, as guardian of the community, that the processes are above board.

At the Estimates Committee meetings, I asked the government whether it had done a probity check of the network and the government said that it had and gave me a copy of a letter from an accountant regarding one of the so-called principals. In fact, that person is only going to be an employee, not one of the principals. The principals are resident in Brisbane and Adelaide and had absolutely nothing to do with it. That told me that there had been a total disregard for due process. On looking at the Auditor-General's

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