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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3803..


Mr Coe: You were wrong. You misled the house.

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, Mr Coe's interjection was that Ms Burch has misled the house. That has to be withdrawn or a substantive motion brought on.

Mr Seselja: Well, it appears she has, and she is going to have to explain.

Mr Hargreaves: There has to be a substantive motion.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, I invite you to withdraw.

Mr Coe: I withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Ms Burch.

MS BURCH: Without the Hansard in front of me, I do know that I was talking about the sites that had construction that had commenced, but I was also, in my response, focusing on the assessment and allocation process. I think it is a very good thing to have these sites in Macquarie and Curtin going through final stages of allocating 13 people to move into those units. That is a very good thing to celebrate.

Perhaps Mr Coe thinks that it is a bad thing to have these units come on line. I also made mention that Curtin is going through the assessment and allocation as well, so perhaps the language was not clear. Why would I say something is completed when, as Mr Coe would know, you could drive past that and see it is still a construction site? My reference was around the assessment and allocation process.

MR SPEAKER: Order. That matter is now finished.

Mr Smyth: Or maybe not.

MR SPEAKER: Well perhaps not, but for now it is. We now move to a matter of public importance.

Sport and recreation—junior sports

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Mr Seselja be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of junior sports in the ACT.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (4.19): I am very pleased to hear that there is a lot of keenness for the MPI today. We do often talk about the fact that Mr Coe never seems to get the MPI. We are not quite sure why. The odds suggest that others have had many more than he has, but I do not know.


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