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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5688..


Mr Smyth: No, no, when you were exposed—

MS GALLAGHER: Look, I am not embarrassed by the proposal. I actually think it would have been a vote winner for us, Mr Smyth. To actually say that we are trying to rebuild the public health system is a vote winner. You are on the wrong side of this debate and you are all upset about it.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Quiet, please. Stop the clock. Members, we had an extremely unruly question time yesterday. I was a little lenient because I was a little under the weather from a head cold. I am not feeling quite so lenient today and I am warning you collectively now that if we do not have a better question time today I will be taking action to ensure that it happens. I call Ms Gallagher.

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. In relation to the consultations on this proposal, consultations have gone much longer than the six-week formal consultation period. Indeed, they did not finish in my mind until Wednesday morning. I have been attending forums. I have been meeting with people. I have been doing my job and participating in the debate and the discussions for a lot longer than six weeks.

I notice that six weeks was about all it took for you guys to opt out of the debate. In fact, I think it was much earlier than six weeks. I think you opted out on day one.

Canberra stadium—green energy

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water.

Ms Gallagher: Surprises will never cease.

MR HANSON: Am I a misogynist? What am I now?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, your question.

MR HANSON: Yes, Mr Stanhope?

MR SPEAKER: Is that your question, Mr Hanson?

MR HANSON: No, it is not, actually, Mr Speaker. Minister, I refer you to a press release by the Chief Minister from 14 December 2007, in which he announced the installation of green energy at Canberra stadium. In that release he stated:

Canberra Stadium will go green from next year.

The Chief Minister went on to say:

This installation, the first to be funded from the $1 million, will consist of three wind towers and about 200 photovoltaic panels. The final cost of the investment—


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