Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (26 October) . . Page.. 5006..
MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.
MS BRESNAN: Minister, what has been done to ensure that there are appropriate links between agencies so that the youth commitment is being fulfilled, and have all the relevant government agencies been communicating with the youth sector to ensure complementary measures are in place?
MR BARR: Yes, there has been a whole-of-government approach. I am certainly aware of a number of working groups across ACT government directorates and engagement with key stakeholders. I had the opportunity at the Menslink breakfast the other morning to hear Dr Chris Peters from the chamber of commerce outline how the chamber of commerce and the business community are working with government and other stakeholders in relation to the youth commitment. It is very pleasing to see that level of engagement from the business community.
DR BOURKE: My question is to Minister Barr. Minister, I am concerned about the harm done to Canberra businesses by the negative diatribe from the Canberra Liberals, the constant talking down of the best economy in Australia by the Chicken Littles—
Mrs Dunne: Point of order, Mr Speaker.
MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, I am just going to hear the question and then I will come to you on the point of order.
Mrs Dunne: You have anticipated my point.
MR SPEAKER: I think I probably have. Dr Bourke, let's start again, thank you.
DR BOURKE: Minister, I am concerned about the harm done to Canberra businesses by the negative diatribe from the Canberra Liberals, the constant talking down of the best economy in Australia by the Chicken Littles of the Canberra Liberals. My question—
MR SPEAKER: Let's come to the question, thank you, Dr Bourke.
DR BOURKE: Regarding the recent Deloitte Access business outlook and CommSec state of the states report, is the minister aware of these recent reports, and how do these reports reflect on the ACT economy?
Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker—
MR SPEAKER: On the point of order, Mrs Dunne.
Mrs Dunne: The point of order is that the preamble is entirely out of order, and the sorts of things that were said, apart from being unparliamentary, have been things that you have ruled out of order. What the Canberra Liberals think or do is not the ministerial responsibility of any member on that side.