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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (13 February) . . Page.. 43..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

years when they sold something like 11,000 blocks in three years. This is the man who said that the government was selling or approving-and he still has not retracted-something like 500 dual occupancies a year when the number was something like 400 over the five years of this government. Yet it was something like 600 over the three years of Bill Wood. It goes on.

This is the man who said that we were going to sell all these blocks of land and again misquotes-

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: my question was very clear. I asked: will the minister apologise, yes or no?

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order. I am becoming rather irritated by the constant interjections.

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity to take a point of order. Mr Corbell has hardly had his mouth closed the whole way through this and other answers. It really is unacceptable behaviour.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, this is the man who said the government is eating into green space and yet we are the ones who, through Mr Humphries, moved an entire town centre. We have now said that the Jerrabomberra development will not go ahead because of the controls that we have put in place. He refuses to speak about the 100 hectares of yellow box and red gum that we have put back into the reserve. If anybody should apologise in this place it should be Mr Corbell for his simplistic approach to question time and his simplistic attempts to delude members of the ACT public.

Mr Stanhope: A big porky. What a porky!

Mr Corbell: You lied-that is the reality; you lied.

Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: the Leader of the Opposition said that this is a porky and Mr Corbell said, "You lied." Both of these comments-and certainly Mr Corbell's-ought to be withdrawn.

MR SPEAKER: If those words were used, withdraw, please, immediately.

Mr Corbell: I withdraw the comment, Mr Speaker.

Mr Moore: Mr Stanhope should withdraw the word "porky".

Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, if you rule that the word "porky"-

MR SPEAKER: We understand what the word "porky" means in this place. Please withdraw it.

Mr Stanhope: It means a number of things. It means slightly overweight.


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