Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1705..
minister's responsibility to phrase the answer in any way which can give a positive response to the member opposite. If the member opposite does not like the form of the response then the member opposite might just have to suck it up.
MR SPEAKER: As long as the minister remains directly relevant to the question asked, he is free to answer it in a range of ways.
MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Of course I think Canberrans would be very unhappy if they knew that their future was a future of permanent water restrictions, of reduced economic opportunity, of reduced environmental and social amenity, because governments had failed to make investments to improve water security for our city. This government will stand proudly by decisions that guarantee the long-term water security for our city so that people will have playing fields to play on, so that industries will have water to access to create jobs and economic activity and so that Canberrans can continue to enjoy the garden city of which we are all so very, very proud.
That will be our approach. That will be one that is based on prudent and detailed technical analysis of where additional water resource capacity should be put into place, and we will not make bold, rash, and, quite frankly, stupid promises to build dams in places where it is never going to rain, where it is never going to deliver the water security we need for the future.
It being 2.30 pm, questions were interrupted pursuant to the order of the Assembly.
Appropriation Bill 2011-2012
MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (2.30): I present the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 and the following papers:
Explanatory statement to the Bill.
Human Rights Act, pursuant to section 37—Compatibility statement, dated 3 May 2011.
Budget 2011-2012—Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 10—
Speech (Budget paper No 1).
Working Smarter. Delivering More (Budget paper No 2).
Budget Overview (Budget paper No 3).
Budget Estimates (Budget paper No 4).
Reader's Guide to the Budget.
Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(1)—Statements of Intent 2011-2012—
ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, dated 27 and 28 April 2011.
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, dated 19 and 28 April 2011.