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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2732..


sector over a certain amount of money. But for the other parts, they are broadly supportive as well.

This budget gets it right. It focuses on jobs, it focuses on infrastructure, it focuses on confidence. And that is exactly what this city needs at the moment. It does not need those opposite continually talking it down and smiling from ear to ear whenever there is a bad news story relating to Canberra.

Mr Seselja interjecting—

MS GALLAGHER: Stop the Canberra bashing, Mr Seselja. You can do it.

Budget—Canberra Hospital emergency department

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Health.

Mr Hargreaves: No more questions, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: The Chief Minister sat down.

MR SMYTH: The Canberra Hospital car park was delivered 18 months late and $13.5 million over budget. The acute adult mental health in-patient facility at Canberra Hospital was delivered 16 months late. Based on this record, can you guarantee that the Canberra Hospital emergency department redevelopment in the 2012 budget will be delivered on time, on scope and on budget?

MS GALLAGHER: Yes, and my apologies to the Assembly, Mr Speaker. I was distracted at the end of that question, and I should have risen. It is my fault that I did not. But the answer to the question Mr Smyth asked is yes.

MR SMYTH: Supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

Ms Gallagher: Mr Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

MR SMYTH: You cannot do it; you have to wait until the end of the question. Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Smyth. One moment, please.

Mrs Dunne: The standing orders say he is entitled to a supplementary question.

MR SPEAKER: I think now the question has been started we will proceed, Mr Smyth.


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