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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 3842..


MR MULCAHY (continuing):

but we do not see him coming out and defending the people of Molonglo. We do not see Mr Corbell defending the people of Molonglo. We do not even see Katy Gallagher in the chamber on this issue.

This is one of the three biggest issues that have hit my office since I was elected: the civil unions legislation, the dragway and the Griffith library. On the basis of the volume of letters, the Griffith library is emerging as the single largest issue on which people have made representations.

It is time for the government members for Molonglo to move out of their ministerial offices, talk to the people in Griffith and Narrabundah and listen to what they are saying, because those people are angry, and they are rightfully angry. The residents of the inner south are going to suffer because the Griffith library will close.

It being 45 minutes after the commencement of Assembly business, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 77.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (11.43): I move pursuant to standing order 77:

That the time allotted to Assembly business be extended by 30 minutes.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mrs Burke

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Mulcahy

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Resumption of debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services

Motion of censure

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (11.46): I seek leave to move a motion of censure in relation to the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services.

Leave granted.

MR MULCAHY: I move:

That the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services be censured for his handling of the closure of the Griffith library.


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