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Thursday, 21 August 2003
Page: 19227

Mr CREAN (2:57 PM) —My question is to the Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government, and it refers to the explanation he just gave to the House, in particular his argument that he did not mislead the House when he said to it, `I did not ask that it be changed'—that is, the fine. What you had asked, Minister, according to your statement, was that the matter be `reconsidered' not `changed'. Minister, didn't you state in your letter dated 25 September 2002 to the police minister that, instead of the fine imposed—I quote you—`in the circumstances, I consider a warning would have been appropriate'? How can the minister seriously claim that he did not seek to get the decision imposing the fine changed, when he writes a letter like that?

Mr TUCKEY (Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government) —I have already stated and covered these matters in my recent answer—

The SPEAKER —The member for Brisbane is warned!

Mr TUCKEY —and I stand by that in every respect.