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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1191..


MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, sit down. Order, members! For the benefit of members, my advice is there is no standing order which rules Mr Hanson's question out of order. Ms Gallagher, you have the floor.

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The government opposed the motion. It was not supported unanimously by this house. I do not accept the motion as passed by this house.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, a supplementary question.

MR HANSON: Minister, do you feel that your claim that the nurse-led walk-in clinic is "a success"is honest and, if so, by what measure is it a success?

MS GALLAGHER: I believe it is a success based on the 111/2 thousand-odd people that have presented to that centre and the vast majority of those that have been treated. I also base it on the significant amount of communication I have had with members of the community who have used the walk-in centre and who are overwhelmingly positive about it.

MR SMYTH: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, how will you change your behaviour to reflect the will of the Assembly that you be more honest and accurate in the future?

MS GALLAGHER: I am always very conscious of my behaviour and my role as a minister in this place and as a member of this place. I do not see any reason to change the extremely high standards I set for myself. It is an enormous shame to me that the standards I set for myself—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MS GALLAGHER: are not followed by those opposite. They can only dream of meeting the standards I set for myself in here.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, Mr Seselja! Order, members!

MS GALLAGHER: And guess what? The community knows it.

MR HARGREAVES: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hargreaves.


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