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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3381..


MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, resume your seat, thank you.

MR CORBELL: his party promotes a cocktail party to stop the Labor-Greens carbon tax—

Mr Smyth: He can't ignore you.

MR SPEAKER: Just one moment, Mr Smyth. Mr Corbell, I do not expect to have to ask you five or six times to sit down when I am trying to take a point of order.

MR CORBELL: I could not hear you, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a point of order?

Mr Smyth: Standing order 118 says the answer must be directly relevant. You might try to keep him directly relevant.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Members, this is ridiculous. Let us just hear the answer by Mr Corbell. Let us keep the noise down and let us keep focused on the question at hand.

Mr Smyth: What about the point of order?

MR CORBELL: Yes, I have essentially taken your point of order, and I am asking Mr Corbell to come to the question at hand. I am sorry I was not clear on that.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The government finds it relatively straightforward to understand the implications of the Greens' public transport policies. Of course, the challenge for the Greens is that they do not have a coherent pricing framework when it comes to the delivery of their policies. They talk about increasing frequency. An increase in frequency is an objective that we support—(Time expired.)

Economy—exports

MR HARGREAVES: My question is to the Minister for Economic Development, the best Minister for Economic Development since the Labor Party has taken office, let me tell you. My question is: would the minister please advise what the ACT government is doing to help grow the export sector?

MR BARR: I thank Mr Hargreaves for the question and for his ongoing interest in exports and the economic development of the territory, most particularly the economic development of the southern part of the territory, which I know Mr Hargreaves has a great passion for. I need to say from the outset that the government are committed to a vibrant and dynamic economy and to supporting a vibrant and dynamic business sector. We are supporting businesses who export their knowledge and expertise to the world.


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