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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 591..


DR FOSKEY (continuing):

unnecessary and unreasonably costly and quite complicated to refer all pricing as a matter of course. So I will not be supporting the amendments.

Amendments negatived.

Clause 18 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Personal explanation

MR QUINLAN (Molonglo-Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Business, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister for Racing and Gaming): With the house's indulgence, I would like to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented, Mr Quinlan?

MR QUINLAN: Yes, I do.

MR SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MR QUINLAN: Earlier, in the MPI, Mr Mulcahy made some accusation that my "Adopt-a-Road"signs were free advertising and I was not attending to the road. I would like to seek leave to table my latest invoice from Koomarri Ltd, to which I have paid $220 on a quarterly basis to clean that road. It keeps the road clean and provides employment for disabled people. I would just like to advise the house that I have been doing that for some 41/2 years and I have probably expended about $4,000 making sure that that road is clean. I do keep an eye on it-and it is generally kept in good order-and, at the same time, provide some employment opportunities for mentally disabled people. I would expect Mr Mulcahy to correct the record, particularly after the dissembling personal explanation he gave over the quarterly reporting on the assisted migration program yesterday.

Motor Sport (Public Safety) Bill 2006

Debate resumed from 16 February 2006, on motion by Mr Quinlan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra) (5.34): I do note the time so I will try to summarise this. Basically, the opposition will be supporting the bill, although I wonder to an extent whether we need it. In one way I see this bill, though, as an indication that the government may either be introducing a very elaborate smokescreen or, hopefully, is fair dinkum about building a major sport facility such as a dragway, which a bill like this would have relevance to.


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