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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 3598..


MR HARGREAVES: Let us see how many little birdies in the nest we can get in one go here.

Mr Pratt: You are wasting money.

MR HARGREAVES: There is one.

Mr Pratt: Wasting money.

MR HARGREAVES: That is two.

Mr Pratt: Wasting money.

MR HARGREAVES: That is three. Maybe it is because we want to do so much for the territory that we committed to these projects. Perhaps it is because there is a skills shortage in the ACT. Perhaps it is about trying to get so many projects underway that will improve the amenity of the city.

Mr Pratt: It's a poor tradesman who blames his tools.

MR HARGREAVES: Is that an echo? Little Mr Echo is having a go.

Mr Pratt: The poor tradesman blames his tools.

MR HARGREAVES: Keep it up, Mr Pratt!

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Pratt, cease interjecting. That is twice.

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, direct your comments through the chair.

MR HARGREAVES: Maybe what we are talking about is the way in which the Stanhope government is committed to doing things like the airport roads project. Maybe it is that we have got $50 million worth of project out there, half of which belongs to the territory. Maybe it is because the projects take more than one year to deliver and, in fact, what you see in the way of rollovers is years 2 and 3, which means that we have a forward thinking approach to the way in which we deliver capital works.

I was asked a question on my way down here: can I think of one project that has been advanced by the opposition in the last four years by way of capital equipment?

MR SPEAKER: Come back to the subject matter of the question.

MR HARGREAVES: Capital works, Mr Speaker, that is what I am talking about. I cannot think of one.

When we talk about Gungahlin Drive, we know that it is done.


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