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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 9 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 2621..


MR HARGREAVES: One would be entitled to ask, in terms of the delays to the Gungahlin Drive extension, which side of this house continued the fight over the particular alignments. It was not this side of the house. In fact, the Gungahlin Drive extension proceeds quite quickly. I am very pleased with its progress. In fact, I am very pleased with this project.

Mr Pratt: You wasted time trying to split the—

MR SPEAKER: I warn you, Mr Pratt!

MR HARGREAVES: I refute the suggestions and the sweeping comment from the Treasurer—

Mr Barr: The shadow Treasurer.

MR HARGREAVES: The shadow Treasurer; I do beg your pardon, Chief Minister—and yet another leadership aspirant. The major roadworks in the ACT continue quite nicely. I am quite happy with their progress. There has been no suggestion from those opposite about what they would do differently. There has been no suggestion at all. As Mr Stanhope quite rightly pointed out before, they are totally devoid of substance. They are totally devoid of policy. They are totally devoid of suggestions, except for that one—to have people who were not police officers go and invade public housing tenants' homes.

Schools—closures

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and relates to the school site consultation. In June this year, you claimed to have commenced that consultation, with it finishing—

Mr Hargreaves: I didn't hear the first bit.

MRS DUNNE: I will start again. Could I have your permission to start again, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Would you care to repeat the question?

MRS DUNNE: For the benefit of Mr Hargreaves, who seems to be infirm, yes. My question relates to the school sites—

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: Mrs Dunne has just suggested that I am infirm, and I would like her to withdraw that, please.

MR SPEAKER: I think it is a personal imputation. Just withdraw that.

MRS DUNNE: I withdraw any personal imputation. My question relates to the school site consultation. In June this year, Minister, you claimed to have commenced that consultation about the future of school sites, and the aim was that consultation would finish in December, with reporting occurring early next year, so that the government


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