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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 1723..


Mr Pratt: It might just match the Grassby statue.

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Pratt!

MR HARGREAVES: Try as hard as I can, I cannot find the congratulations on the Chief Minister's per cent for art. I cannot find any statements from the arts spokesman over there about the provision of public art. I do not see any congratulations from those opposite on the panel who will choose the public art—illustrious members of our community, Sir William Deane amongst them.

Mrs Dunne: Did you choose the rock on the stick, Johnno?

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mrs Dunne!

Mr Stefaniak: I thought the builders put it up.

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Stefaniak!

MR HARGREAVES: I am trying not to respond to interjections, as you well know, Mr Speaker, but this is the reason why Mr Mulcahy is the shadow arts person—because Mrs Dunne cannot tell the difference between a rock and a pear. I have to ask you, Mr Speaker: do they have pears in their heads? No, they do not have pears in their heads.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Come back to the subject matter of the question. Members of the opposition, cease interjecting.

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, there is no connection between the two.

MR SPEAKER: Is there a supplementary question?

MR MULCAHY: Yes, Mr Speaker. Let us go back to basics, minister. When, for example, can the residents of Rosenthal Street, Campbell, expect to see a footpath in their street?

MR HARGREAVES: When their turn comes on the priority list.

Library services

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and relates to an answer that he gave during estimates in relation to the Griffith library. In the course of that answer, Mr Hargreaves said, in relation to a constituent:

I haven't been listening for example to the lady who was cranking up our good selves on such things—


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