Page 924 - Week 03 - Thursday, 7 April 2022

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Mr Gentleman: There you go! The same—

Mr Hanson: It’s a question. He’s allowed to ask a question—

Ms Lee: He’s allowed to ask.

MS BERRY: Again, Mr Acting Speaker, no. They are conflating the notices—a prohibition notice and an improvement notice—

Mr Hanson: No we’re not. You’re doing that.

Ms Lee: Exactly.

Mrs Kikkert: Hear hear.

MR ACTING SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Hanson?

MR HANSON: Are the fire systems and the fire extinguishers at Calwell High in good working order? Yes or no?

MS BERRY: That is my understanding, Mr Acting Deputy Speaker.

Opposition members interjecting—

Ms Berry: I just ask for your advice on whether the behaviour and the kind of giggling and sort of, you know, nastiness coming from the opposition is actually okay in this place and is the example that we want to set?

MR ACTING SPEAKER: Ms Berry, I am losing patience with the point that this has descended to. I would suggest to members that I am at the point of warning and naming. Can we please get through this question time without me having to—

Mr Hanson: We are at a bit of a loss here because we are being criticised if we say that the answer is not correct, but the minister is saying that there is nothing wrong with the fire extinguishers. We quoted from a WorkSafe notification that says that they have been relocated because they were being used as weapons.

MR ACTING SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, you are just debating the question. We will move on.

Veterans—federal funding

MR BRADDOCK: My question is to the Minister for Seniors, Veterans, Families and Community Services. Minister, I see that despite a sizeable population of veterans in the ACT and surrounding region, the federal budget sadly does not include a veterans’ wellbeing centre for Canberra. What is the ACT government’s plan on this?

MS DAVIDSON: The ACT does have a very sizeable population of veterans and their families—around 26,000 people—and we are the nation’s capital. We have more

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