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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (14 May) . . Page.. 2094..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

is not about the Gungahlin Drive extension. The purpose of the debate tonight should be about facilitating the provision of the Gungahlin Drive extension as an important piece of public infrastructure for the city of Canberra.

Motion (by Mr Smyth ) put:

That the debate be adjourned to a later hour this day.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Berry

Mr Quinlan

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Cross

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Ms MacDonald

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Gungahlin Drive Extension Authorisation Bill 2004

Debate resumed from 13 May 2004, on motion by Mr Wood:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Cafes

MS MacDONALD (1.11 am): I rise to speak briefly about a couple of very fine establishments in my electorate and not far from where I live. The first is a lovely little place called the Curve cafe and restaurant at the Pearce shops. It is owned by Dom Robbie in conjunction with Digby. I do not know Digby's surname; I have to apologise. Dom and Digby established the Curve cafe and restaurant just over a year ago and it was my great pleasure to attend the first anniversary dinner of the Curve cafe and restaurant just a couple of weeks ago-on the Anzac Day holiday weekend.

I wish both Dom and Digby all the best for having established this cafe and restaurant. I enjoy spending many a Sunday morning having coffee there while the other half is doing what he does on a Sunday morning, which I do not partake of, not being of that particular religious persuasion. It is a great place to while away the time and I highly recommend it to members of the Assembly. It has truly added to what is a fantastic place to go and dine out in the suburbs. In the Pearce shopping centre, which is a very small community shopping centre, there are four restaurants. I can say that I have tried all of them and would recommend them all to members of the Assembly.


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