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Thursday, 18 September 2003
Page: 20493


Dr EMERSON (1:19 PM) —I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Minister for Employ-ment and Workplace Relations immediately coming into the Chamber to make a statement explaining:

(1) why the Minister has not read the secret Chapter 23 of the Report of the Cole Royal Commission into the construction industry, that sets out allegations of criminal behaviour;

(2) how the Minister prepared the Exposure Draft of the Construction industry legislation in response to these allegations; and

(3) whether he proposes to refer the leaking of the secret Chapter to the police for investigation.

On the minister's big day out someone has rained on his parade. He gave a personal explanation—

Mr ROSS CAMERON (Parramatta—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services) (1.20 p.m.)—I move:

That the member be not further heard.

Question put.