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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 23 November 1994



Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 23 November 1994

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Parliamentary Record 6


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Wednesday 23 November 1994 acting period specified in the act and this extension is necessary. The opposition supports the move. Motion agreed to. PERSONAL EXPLANATION Mr BAILEY (Wanguri): M r Speaker, in Question Time, the Minister for Transport and Works implied a number o f things in relation to my question about Tipperary Developments $ 1.75m. He referred specifically to 2 matters. He said I had not read or taken in the information and, as a result, was criticising my preparedness for Question Time today. I refer him specifically to the documentation to which he referred and, in particular, the then Minister for Transport and W orks speech o f 22 November 1988. That was the date on which the contracts were signed, if I recall correctly. Mr Stone: Is this about you or about him? Mr BAILEY: It is about me o f course. It is a personal explanation. The minister said that the speech made by the then minister, which outlined the contractual arrangements with Tipperary Developments, stated quite clearly what was obtained for the $1.75m. In todays question, I asked ... Mr Finch: Which date? Mr BAILEY: It says 22 November 1988. It states: Ministerial statement on Darwins State Square development by Minister for Transport and Works, Fred Finch. Mr Finch: I told you the answer to the question on 23 November - 6 years ago today. Mr BAILEY: You said 23 November, but this is a copy o f tabled paper No 663 which was laid on the Table on 22 November 1988. It refers to Tipperary ... Mr FINCH: A point o f order, Mr Speaker! The member is making no attempt at a personal explanation. All he is doing is demonstrating yet again to this Chamber that he does not listen, cannot understand and that it is a waste o f breath or typewritten space to give him anything. Mr EDE: Speaking to the point o f order, Mr Speaker, it is a little unfair o f the minister to interject throughout the member for Wanguris attempt at making a personal explanation. The minister has been asking him questions, urging him to supply him with information in terms o f dates, places etc and then complains that he is not making a personal explanation. Give the honourable member a break, Mr Speaker! He is trying to make a personal explanation. If the minister will shut up for 5 minutes, I am sure that he will be able to do so. Mr SPEAKER: I will allow the member for Wanguri to continue with his personal explanation. However, I request that he come to the point as quickly as possible. 1793

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