AN ALLEGED car ride between two Braddon MHAs has reignited debate about the Liberal party's attempts to form government after the 2010 state election for the third day this week.
Braddon Greens MHA Paul O'Halloran read from a statutory declaration in parliament this morning, stating he received a call from his Liberal counterpart Adam Brooks in early April 2010 asking to join him for a car ride.
``This phone call occurred before the current government arrangements had been finalised,'' Mr O'Halloran's statutory declaration reads.
Mr O'Halloran said Mr Brooks picked him up on the corner of Lovett Street and Bass Highway in Devonport.
``It is my clear recollection that he was sounding me out about the possibility fo the Tasmanian Greens supporting a Liberal minority government.''
The Liberal party maintains it never attempted to make a deal.
Opposition Leader Will Hodgman began question time by asking Premier Lara Giddings whether she would take the advice of former federal Lyons Labor MHR Dick Adams, who told The Examiner that state Labor should split from the Greens ahead of next year's state election.
``You have failed to rule out manufacturing a contrived divorce from the Greens before the election in just six months time,'' Mr Hodgman said.
Ms Giddings said Mr Hodgman was sensitive because he had failed to form a minority government with the Greens after the 2010 election.
Mr Hodgman questioned the veracity of Mr O'Halloran's sworn statement.
``It's very disappointing to see the falsehoods continue today,'' Mr Hodgman said.
``You, my friend, are the person who has been telling falsehoods around here,'' Ms Giddings replied.