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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2674 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

constituents. That is exactly what I have done and I look forward to the response that I have invited from my constituents.

MR KAINE: I have a supplementary question. Since this is clearly electoral material, can the chairman of the Planning and Urban Services Committee assure Mr Speaker and other members of this place-I ask you, Mr Hird, to be careful in answering this question; you would not want to mislead anybody-that no Assembly resources were used in creating and distributing this blatant electioneering material? I seek leave to table the document I referred to, which has "Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" on the top.

Leave granted.

MR KAINE: I present the following paper:

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee-Facsimile copy of undated constituent letter concerning the work of the Committee from Harold Hird MLA.

MR HIRD: Mr Speaker, I can answer the question simply by saying yes. My resources as a member of this place certainly were used. I do not want to mislead anyone. That is just the same as Mr Kaine or Mr Stanhope writing to any of his constituents. Of course, Mr Kaine is up to mischief, as usual. Let me say that this report, known as Proposals for the Gungahlin Drive extension (John Dedman Parkway)-Report No 67, was tabled in this place and it states the view of the majority of my committee. To finish on that, I intend to use the resources that are available to me to perform the job that I am getting paid to do. It would be good for you, Mr Kaine, to do exactly the same as you may well get re-elected on 20 October next.


MR CORBELL: My question is to the Chief Minister. On 10 July last year, Chief Minister, you, as a shareholder of ACTTAB, endorsed a decision of the ACTTAB board to redevelop its site in Dickson for a new headquarters. Why is the ACTTAB board now acting against your endorsement of 10 July last year by seeking to relocate its headquarters?

MR HUMPHRIES: It is not acting against my endorsement, Mr Speaker. My endorsement was about the development of the site, which is proceeding. It was for them to obtain new headquarters. Mr Corbell was absent for my earlier answer to a question from Mr Stanhope about that issue. He would have had that question fully addressed if he had been in the chamber at the time.

Mr Stanhope: It is a different question.

MR HUMPHRIES: I covered the issue, though, in my answer.

MR CORBELL: I have a supplementary question. Chief Minister, when did the ACTTAB board agree that it would consider relocating its headquarters as opposed to redeveloping and maintaining on its existing site in Dickson? Will you table a copy of the ACTTAB board's decision to that effect?

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