Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 November 2017) . . Page.. 5193 ..
late wife Edith, and I am also pleased to know his daughter Frances. I extend my condolences to Frances and her siblings, and Bill’s grandchildren.
Canberra Liberals—apology to the CFMEU
MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (7.09): It was brought to my attention last week that the Canberra Liberals had made a public statement regarding alleged corruption in the ACT. For the historical record, I will take a moment to inform the Assembly of their announcement, because I suspect they will not.
On 24 November at 4.29 pm the official Canberra Liberals Facebook page posted the following update titled “Canberra Liberals: apology and correction to the CFMEU”. The text of the update read as follows:
In the video and caption posted on the Canberra Liberals Facebook page at 7.10am on 26 October 2017, the Liberal Party of Australia—ACT Division made statements relating to the ACT branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union concerning office space occupied by the CFMEU, a carpark owned by the CFMEU and the CFMEU’s relationship with the Labor ACT government.
It has come to our attention that the Publication may have been interpreted as suggesting the CFMEU has a corrupt relationship with the Labor ACT government.
The Liberal Party of Australia—ACT Division did not intend to convey any such suggestions and, insofar as the Publication may have conveyed any such suggestions, the Liberal Party of Australia—ACT Division withdraws them unreservedly.
The Liberal Party of Australia—ACT Division apologizes to the CFMEU for any distress or embarrassment that the Publication may have caused.
Question resolved in the affirmative.