THE HON. JOHN DELLA BOSCA, MLC: IGUANAS WATERFRONT RESTAURANT INCIDENT
Mr BARRY O'FARRELL:
My question without notice is directed to the Premier. Given that his Ministerial Code of Conduct states, "Ministers will be frank and honest in official dealings with their colleagues", why did he fail to sack the Hon. John Della Bosca when, to quote the media, "He lied to you" about his involvement in the preparation of the Iguanas apology?
Mr MORRIS IEMMA:
The SPEAKER: Order! I will allow the question but I remind all members that the matter is the subject of a police investigation.
I have to hand it to the Leader of the Opposition: he is 100 per cent preoccupied with the big issues that confront New South Wales! No health policy, no transport policy, an inkling of an energy policy coming, yet the Leader of the Opposition has been obsessed and preoccupied with a disagreement, an argument, that took place at Iguana Joe's. That is entirely consistent with his conduct in relation to anything affecting the living standards of the people of New South Wales—no policy and nothing to say.
Order! I call the member for Hawkesbury and the member for Willoughby to order.
Mr MORRIS IEMMA:
Having gone down the path of referring the matter to the police and the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Leader of the Opposition now wants to conduct an investigation in the Parliament. That is 100 per cent consistent with his conduct on the really big issues that confront New South Wales. When the Leader of the Opposition refers a matter to the Independent Commission Against Corruption or the police he then wants to do the job himself in the Parliament. If there are questions that need to be asked in this matter, the relevant agencies will ask those questions of the relevant people. The relevant agencies will do that job, and they will do it thoroughly and professionally. It will not be the Leader of the Opposition who does it.
Order! The Leader of the Opposition will cease calling out.