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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2123..


MR HARGREAVES: Mrs Dunne says, "Well, I get up and apologise."It is a bit late until you are forced into it. Apologising because you are inept, inefficient and incompetent does not cut it with me. You cannot stand up here and lecture our senior bureaucrats on getting their facts straight and then turn around, go into the next committee and completely misconstrue the situation-inadvertently or deliberately, and I really do not care which.

The only consistency which applies in this place with regard to Mrs Dunne is her inconsistency. You can bet houses that she is going to get it wrong as soon as she opens her mouth and accuses people of something. She is going to get it wrong. You know what it is? It is because her mouth is engaged before her brain is.

You cannot stand up here under privilege and relitigate an issue the way Mrs Dunne has done this morning. Mr Coe was probably entitled to actually put his view forward. As a member of the committee he was quite entitled to say, "This is the view that I brought to the considerations."Ms Bresnan has quite clearly articulated the considerations of the committee, the conclusions of the committee, and some reservations that the committee may have actually concluded in the context of this particular inquiry. But the message for Mrs Dunne is: it is over; get over it; you blew it; you got it wrong and you have been exposed in the public arena for having got it wrong. The best thing you can do is to be quiet about it from here on. Mr Speaker, I support the conclusions of the committee report.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services-Standing Committee

Reporting date

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (12.04), by leave: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 25 February 2009, as amended on 13 October and 10 December 2009, which referred the issue of live community events to the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works, and Territory and Municipal Services, be amended by omitting the words "and present a final report by the last sitting day in June 2010."and substitute "and present a final report by the last sitting day in August 2010."

At the time of tabling its interim report on 10 December 2009, the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works, and Territory and Municipal Services noted that it wished to consider the best practice guide for the development of a legislative and regulatory environment supporting live music and entertainment being developed by the cultural ministers council working group on contemporary music development before finalising the inquiry into live community events.

On 24 May 2010 the Chief Minister provided a copy of the guide to the committee, as requested, which had been publicly released on 6 May 2010. Since tabling its interim report, the committee has also received a large body of submissions which raised additional issues worthy of further inquiry.


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