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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993



Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993

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Parliamentary Record 21


Debates for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994




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DEBATES - Thursday 21 October 1993 evidence brought before the Privileges Committee for speaking other than the truth on oath. He has either to do that or accept the evidence as fact. This is the evidence that was presented to the member for Millner before he started making public statements that are not based on the facts. Mr Parish: It is true that they were not based on what you had said because what you had said was not correct. Mr MANZIE: This is the knowledge he has. I quote for the benefit of the honourable member: Mr Parish: Mr Chairman, before we go on to exploring those cost items, I want to be very clear in my own mind on what the change in the scope of works was because I am still not entirely with it. Would it be true to say that, in global terms, that the changes were for what was a reasonably proposed addition of the ministerial offices? Mr McGuin: Correct. Mr Parish: The addition of the State Reference Library? Mr McGuin: Correct. Mr Parish: And at least, according to the minister this morning, the addition of 3800 m2 of space, requested by the sessional committee. Is that correct? Mr Steele: That was prior to the major design change that came about between 1988 and the commencing of the building. It had grown. The requirement had changed from a 25 member facility to a possible 40 member facility, and that was the major reason for the increase in area. Mr Parish: So it was suggested that it would be prudent to build it, just in case you needed a 40 member house at some stage in the future. Is that basically what it was? Mr Steele: Yes. Mr Bailey: So ... Mr Parish: Hang on, I just need to tie up that bit. Did that additional 3800 m2 size come in after the original $100m estimate was made for the whole project? Mr Steele: Yes. Mr Parish: Just making sure. So in order to compare apples with apples, as someone would have us do, you need to treat that in the additions part of it rather than in the original cost part? Mr Steele: Correct. Mr McGuin: Just on Ken's point, the design changes also included the Leader of the Opposition's office, his suite on level 4, the State Reference Library and the executive government ministerial offices. 10 150

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