Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1666..
MR STANHOPE (continuing):
In the context of policies, proposals or vision, we see a criticism of the government's decision to expand the Cotter dam and a return to the Tennent. I presume the Liberal position is that, if they are elected, they will abandon the decision to expand the Cotter dam and simply resort to their old flawed and significantly challenged policy of a dam in a rain shadow. Unfortunately, in that particular policy decision or change there was no expression of how the opposition in government would pay for it and what aspects of the budget now before the Assembly they would not proceed with in order to fund a dam at Tennent.
With those brief comments, I will close. I look forward to the debate in detail and to continuing the contributions and actually expanding on the ways in which this budget prepares Canberra for the future.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Reference to Select Committee on Estimates 2008-2009
Motion (by Mr Stanhope) agreed to:
MR SPEAKER: I present the following report:
I have to say that I have a degree of sympathy with anyone believing that they have been wronged in this place, and there is a certain degree of sympathy for Curfew 4 Canberra in this instance. But, sadly, the committee had to decide that the only place