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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1649..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

well and truly cemented in the tourism community. The government needs to reverse the decision of last year's budget.

Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park

MRS BURKE (Molonglo) (9.01): I rise this evening on a very serious matter, one in which the Chief Minister really needs to give an explanation to the Canberra community. The matter relates to the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park. The Chief Minister has actually said that the ACT government has welcomed confirmation from the National Capital Authority today that the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park land swap was close to closure, with the NCA board meeting later this month to consider a variation to the national capital plan.

I think there have been some very serious allegations thrown in the way of the NCA, ones that they have now refuted as late as an hour ago on ABC radio. I think the Chief Minister has taken on board some email dialogue from the department. I do not know who has given the Chief Minister this advice but I can only say he has been poorly advised or, worse still, he is making mischief.

Both houses of parliament clearly need to sign off on any changes to the national capital plan. He knows that. He is well aware of that. If he isn't, how little does our Chief Minister know about the process and the Westminster system? No formal submissions have been received from ACTPLA as yet and I just wonder what the Chief Minister is up to in regard to the Narrabundah land swap.

As I said when I rose to speak, the Chief Minister owes the people of Canberra an apology. He must stop playing games with the lives of the residents at the Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park. I expect to see tomorrow a statement by the Chief Minister if he is still in the building and listening. He needs to put this right immediately. He needs to stop slurring the reputation of the National Capital Authority in this matter. How can they act when the Chief Minister has not been in contact with them since 22 December last year? His actions are unconscionable and I think he really needs to put the record straight.

Charter of financial integrity

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (9.03): I want to set the record straight and I seek leave to table a document which is on the ALP website.

Leave granted.

MR MULCAHY: I table the following document:

Financial integrity—Labor: a charter of financial integrity!—ACT Labor—Fact Sheet 10.

Mr Speaker, about 6 o'clock tonight the Chief Minister put out a statement that said, "Three little words go missing from Mulcahy quote."And in an extraordinarily creative piece of prose he has claimed that I deleted the words "in some form"from


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