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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 2 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 535..


what deserves to be responded to, because of that unprecedented, nasty attack. I do not know what has happened to Mr Seselja over the last few weeks, but something has got under his skin. That was one of the nastiest, unsupported attacks I think I have faced in this place, and I am not going to stand here and let you spend the next 18 months—

Mrs Dunne interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne!

Mrs Dunne interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne!

Mrs Dunne interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, you are warned!

MS GALLAGHER: I have put up with this sort of rubbish—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: That's it. You are warned and you are on a marching order.

MS GALLAGHER: and I am not going to stand here and for the next 18 months put up with that rubbish and people over there alleging that I am a liar.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The time for this discussion has concluded.

Adjournment

Motion by Ms Gallagher proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Grandparent and kinship carers

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (4.24): In the matter of public importance today Mr Stanhope ran through what he said was part of a long list of issues that he was on the way to either having met his promises or they were on the way to doing so. I started to write some of them down because I thought I would need to go back and check exactly how far they had gone down this path. I was thinking to myself, "I hope he doesn't mention the grandparent and kindred carers."But, yes, he did. In that list of things between Indigenous public service traineeships and the Indigenous representative body, he said that they had met their commitment or were in the process of meeting their commitment to the grandparent and kindred carers.

I will remind the Assembly what that commitment was—the commitment that was made by the Stanhope government back in the 2008 election—and that was $800,000 over four years to provide a non-government support service for grandparent and


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