Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . .
MR BARR: Prior to your time in the Assembly, Mr Wall, this government invested $30 million in upgrading the existing convention centre.
Mr Smyth interjecting—
MR BARR: No, it is not a replacement, but it was a significant upgrading of convention facilities. The reality of this city of 385,000 people—
Mr Coe interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, come to order!
MR BARR: The reality is that we have a convention centre that is suitable for a city of 385,000 people. There are those who aspire to a convention centre that has national capital status. Without commonwealth government support, it is unreasonable and unrealistic to expect this community of 385,000—
MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Smyth!
MR BARR: It is unreasonable to expect this community to fund a piece of infrastructure equivalent to a community five times larger without commonwealth government support.
MR BARR: How many times do you need to warn those opposite?
MADAM SPEAKER: I have not warned Mr Coe. I am not going to be—
MR BARR: You did, earlier in my answer.
MADAM SPEAKER: I did not warn Mr Coe.
MR BARR: Madam Speaker, you did.
MADAM SPEAKER: Sit down. I called Mr Coe to order. I have a very good recollection of whom I have warned. I warned Mr Doszpot, and Mr Doszpot seems to have been behaving. I called Mr Coe to order and I called Mr Smyth to order. I have said that I do not expect that question time will be conducted in silence. Do you have more to finish your answer?
MR BARR: You have just sat me down, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Do you want to say anything more in relation to—
MR BARR: You have just sat me down. I have eight seconds left.
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