Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 28 August 2008) . . Page.. 3912 ..
browbeaten, out-of-his-depth, not-to-be-trusted Leader of the Opposition? Who would you believe? Would you believe Michael Costello or Zed Seselja? Would you believe John Mackay or Zed Seselja? Would you believe Andrew Cappie-Wood or Zed Seselja?
Mr Seselja: Are all the documents wrong again, Jon?
MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, no more interjecting.
MR STANHOPE: Who would you believe? I have a statement today as well from Andrew Cappie-Wood, the head of the Chief Minister’s Department, who repeats the extent to which Mr Seselja is simply not truthful, not telling the truth or is incorrect in his assertions in relation to things, as he has done repeatedly through the processes of this place. At the end of the day, in the context of trust—and we go to trust in relation to this—don’t believe me, if you choose not to. You have a choice here. You can believe a desperate, thrashing leader of the opposition or you can believe Michael Costello, John Mackay—the Canberra Citizen of the Year—or Andrew Cappie-Wood, the head of the Chief Minister’s Department. They are three of the most senior, most significant and respected citizens of this city and this community: the Chief Executive Officer of ActewAGL, the largest company and most significant corporate citizen; John Mackay, the Chairman of Actew and Canberra Citizen of the Year; and Andrew Cappie-Wood, the Chief Executive of the Chief Minister’s Department, a career public servant. Who do you believe—them or Zed Seselja?
It is a lay-down misere. It is an absolute indictment of the Liberal Party regarding the extent to which they can be trusted or that they tell the truth that, in a one-page statement, the Chief Executive Officer of ActewAGL uses the word “incorrect” three times in successive paragraphs in relation to claims and statements made by Mr Seselja today. It is an absolute indictment of his truthfulness and the extent to which he can be trusted. The fact is that, having spent four years doing nothing but fighting each other, they now will do and say anything to gain any credibility. (Time expired.)
Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, in accordance with standing order 213, could the Chief Minister table the documents that he read from during the answers to the question and the supplementary question?
MR SPEAKER: Which documents?
Mrs Dunne: He claims to have been reading from a document from Mr Costello and also—
MR SPEAKER: There is a long custom of not calling on ministers to table documents in this place.
Mrs Dunne: The standing orders allow for the ordering of the tabling of documents.
MR SPEAKER: Just move a motion, Mrs Dunne.