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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3675..


Ms Tucker: Well, withdraw it, please.

MR HIRD: What I said, Mr Speaker, was that Ms Tucker misled me by saying that she was of the opinion that in the inner city area she wanted high rise; she wanted development; she wanted people to be able to use cycles and bicycle paths and things like that. All of a sudden she is not of that opinion. That is what I thought.

MR SPEAKER: Just a moment, please. I have to deal with something here. First of all, Mr Berry, your point of order is totally out of order because it didn't relate to you.

MR HIRD: Yes, I agree with that.

MR SPEAKER: However, if Ms Tucker felt-

MR HIRD: The type of residential development-

MR SPEAKER: Just I moment, please. I have not finished.

MR HIRD: Sorry, sir.

MR SPEAKER: However, if Ms Tucker feels that she is offended by you suggesting that she misled you, like some sort of jezebel or whatever, then-

Mr Berry: What was that?

MR SPEAKER: Seriously, if you feel that you have been-

Mr Berry: Take it easy, Mr Speaker. I reckon you had better give somebody else a spell in the chair.

MR SPEAKER: If you seek a withdrawal, Ms Tucker, go right ahead and request it.

Ms Tucker: No, look; I think we should let Mr Hird finish his speech.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Order! I am sorry; you are out of order because-

Mr Berry: I was just looking for the standing order "Quit while we are in front".

MR HIRD: As a matter of fact, Mr Speaker, I was going to concur with Mr Berry by saying yes, we are in front, so I will resume my speech. The type of residential development within residential commercial areas is by the very nature of its location different, and therefore it is inappropriate to apply the same design and siting controls. On 1 July this year this government introduced its designing for height quality and sustainability program. This is a major reform initiative with the specific purpose of raising the quality of urban design.

Mr Berry: How old is that prescription? You can have a lend of my glasses. They might work.

MR HIRD: I wouldn't mind that actually.


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