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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 752..


MR WOOD (continuing):

We have both grown up in Watson -

they are the people who organised the petition -

and now operate family businesses within the local shops at Watson. For the last 2.5 years we keep hearing our customers commenting with anger and frustration how they are being misrepresented in the media and in political circles by these people claiming to represent Watson.

... We feel it is time the real People of Watson are heard to be the Community we really are and not the outspoken, radical suburb that these people are portraying us as.

I should also point out that, contrary to another assertion as represented in the paper, there was considerable interest in the petition in this Assembly. I was pleased to satisfy Mr Humphries's immediate interest, and I know that all members were very interested.

VISITORS

MR SPEAKER: I acknowledge the presence in the gallery of students from Lyneham High School. We extend a warm welcome to you all.

CHIEF MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE
Motion of Censure

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I seek leave for the Leader of the Opposition to move a motion of censure of the Minister for Health and Community Care.

Leave granted.

MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (10.34): Mr Speaker, I move:

That this Assembly censures the Chief Minister and Minister for Health and Community Care for recklessly misleading this house over the claimed savings arising from the visiting medical officer contracts.

Mr Speaker, this is an extremely serious matter for the ACT. This matter that we are discussing this morning goes to the very heart of the credibility of this Liberal Government. Mr Speaker, when Mrs Carnell took over the reins as Chief Minister about a year ago, she made the signing of a contract with the VMOs - - -

Mrs Carnell: What did I take over?

Mr De Domenico: What did she inherit? Do you know?


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