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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2262..


MR SPEAKER: That is not what I said.

Mr Stanhope: Mr Hanson, in his question, referred specifically to allegations in exactly that same way that Mr Hargreaves did. He referred to allegations in relation to bullying and the health system. What is the difference?

MR SPEAKER: I think I have made my position clear.

Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker, on the broader point of order, can I just ask that-

MR SPEAKER: No.

Mr Hanson: This is a broader point. If Mr Hargreaves is going to continue to ask vexatious questions simply for the sake of using up a question to avoid scrutiny of the government, I ask that you address that issue and not take questions without notice from Mr Hargreaves-if he is going to continue to do so.

Mr Hargreaves: Mr Speaker, on the point of order: I asked a question which I wanted an answer to. You ruled it out of order. I have accepted your ruling, and I have accepted that ruling with alacrity. Contrast that with those opposite. I really think you should apply the vexatious ruling to Mr Hanson.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, members. I will call the questions as I see them. Mr Seselja, a supplementary?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, will you table the advice that you claim makes the review in part commercial in confidence?

MS GALLAGHER: I will certainly see what I can provide back to the Assembly. I also said, and I think I made this comment at estimates, that I am happy to provide in a general sense some feedback from the workforce culture survey that was presented to staff. It is not just about highlights. Why would you do a workforce culture survey if it was about highlights, Mr Seselja? You actually do workforce culture surveys because you want to improve your organisation from the inside.

My concern is that I do not want to create a situation where you guys go out and play a lot of political games and have a lot of political fun about an organisation that is genuinely trying to improve its performance across all areas. I do not trust you. I do not like your motives; I know what they are. I will give you what I can in the spirit of openness and transparency, but in terms of handing over something to you that will excite you from here until Christmas time with a media release you can put out, I am not going to take part in it.

Planning-hot-water heaters

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Planning and concerns legislation to improve the efficiency of replacement hot-water systems in ACT homes. Minister, on 19 August last year, you told the Assembly:


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