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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1533..


MS GALLAGHER: I will see whether we can provide that detail. I know that the advice that went out to agencies contained a range of scenarios and allowed for individual decision making by agencies and by the chief executive of CMD. I will see whether we can provide further information that may be of assistance to the opposition.

ACTION bus service—Redex

MR HARGREAVES: My question is to the Chief Minister as Minister for Transport. Minister, can you provide an update on the Redex trial funded through last year's budget and in line with an item in the Labor-Greens parliamentary agreement?

MR STANHOPE: I am very pleased to do that. I am sure, as members are aware, that the government provided $1 million in last year's budget for the Redex trial. As Mr Hargreaves has noted in his question, and as I am sure members are aware, this was an issue that was discussed in the context of the Labor-Greens negotiations that led to the very successful ALP-Greens parliamentary agreement.

Talking about success, I have just referred to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition as the biggest loser. I have often referred to the fact he is probably the only leader in Australia who has lost three elections in a row.

Mr Seselja: Very funny.

Mrs Dunne: Relevance, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, thank you.

MR STANHOPE: This is very interesting, this point.

MR SPEAKER: It is not relevant, though, Mr Stanhope, no matter how interesting it is.

MR STANHOPE: It is not particularly relevant, but it is quite interesting.

MR SPEAKER: Therefore, it is out of order.

Mr Hargreaves: What about the federal election, Jon?

MR STANHOPE: That is right, Mr Hargreaves. We keep forgetting that Mr Smyth was the only member of the Liberal Party to lose his seat—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!

MR STANHOPE: in the 1996 election. He was the only one in Australia.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, unless you immediately come to Redex, you will sit down.


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