Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3670..
MS MacDONALD (continuing):
remind them, particularly the shadow spokesperson, that they have a responsibility to treat the portfolio with the respect that it deserves and not peddle misinformation. That is their responsibility to their constituents, apart from anything else. That is why I moved this motion today—
MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! The minister and the shadow minister will stop baiting each other.
MS MacDONALD: I commend the motion to the Assembly.
Motion agreed to.
Economy—Australian government contribution
MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition) (5.24): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the significant capital investment the Australian Government has made and continues to make in the ACT, for example:
(b) the creation of Commonwealth public service positions during the life of the Stanhope Government;
(c) the positive economic impact of the Commonwealth public service on the ACT housing market and business in general; and
(d) the impact of job creation arising from the construction of new Commonwealth buildings in the ACT; and
(2) calls on the Chief Minister to impress upon the federal leader of the Australian Labor Party:
(a) the importance of the Commonwealth to the ACT economy; and
(b) the need to revise his declared plans to slash positions in the Australian public service.
To set the scene, Mr Deputy Speaker, the Australian people have been sold a pup with the suggestion that Labor under Kevin Rudd will be fiscally conservative. As