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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 11 Hansard (24 September) . . Page.. 3170 ..

Personal explanation

MRS DUNNE: I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Have you been misrepresented, Mrs Dunne, do you think?

MRS DUNNE: I think I have been misrepresented by what the Chief Minister said.

MR SPEAKER: Go ahead.

MRS DUNNE: In question time today the Chief Minister said that we were doing the bidding of our mates on the hill in relation to Gungahlin Drive. I believe that that is misleading and an imputation on my integrity and that of other members. As I have principal carriage of the issue of Gungahlin Drive, the principal implication is against me.

We went to the election with a specific policy on Gungahlin Drive and, as an individual candidate, I made a clear commitment to the people-

MR SPEAKER: What is the personal dimension here?

MRS DUNNE: I am making that point just now. As an individual candidate, I made a clear commitment to the people of Belconnen-specifically Kaleen, Bruce and Aranda-to keep Gungahlin Drive as far as possible from their homes. It was also stated that we are doing nothing-

MR SPEAKER: I think you are debating the issue. If you have something of a personal nature you want to raise pursuant to standing order 46, I am happy to give you leave to do so. But if you want to get involved in a debate, do it by some other means.

MRS DUNNE: I sought leave to make a statement. We will do it other ways. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

Study trip


Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Study trip-Report by Mr Stefaniak, MLA-United Kingdom, July/August 2002.

Publication of document

MR SPEAKER: Members, during the sitting this morning, the Leader of the Opposition presented to the Assembly a copy of a letter from himself to Mrs Cross dated 23 September 2002. I undertook to take advice over the luncheon break and come back to the Assembly. Standing order 212 provides:

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