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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (19 March) . . Page.. 540..


There is no drag? If it is a windfall tax and there is no drag, why does it need to be changed? Isn't this the perfect tax, as you have already said? Isn't this excellent public policy? Why did the Treasurer say on 3 December:

This is the one tax that has no drag.

The questioning continued. Mr Smyth says:

No drag?

Mr Barr says:

No drag.

Mr Smyth says:

No drag at all?

No, there is no drag here whatsoever, it seems—no drag whatsoever! It is a perfect tax, according to Mr Barr. He says that it is excellent public policy and there is no drag. You would think that, if it ticks all those boxes, you would not need to put out a press release saying, "We're going to change it all."

I am pleased that one of my motions is going to pass this place. I think it is only the second one ever, which is a very emotional moment for me. Self-indulgence is better than no indulgence at all. I am very pleased that there will be a unanimous passing of a motion that vaguely resembles what I put forward. I very much thank all who contributed to this debate.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Health—nurse-led walk-in centres

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (4.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) on 31 July 2012, Katy Gallagher said "What I will not do if I'm Chief Minister after 20 October is close the nurse-led Walk in Centre";

(b) that, in answer to a question in the Legislative Assembly on 27 February 2014, Katy Gallagher said that the Walk in Centre at The Canberra Hospital will close; and

(c) that the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, was not honest with the community; and


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