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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2452..


MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services and Minister for Business, Employment and Tourism) (10.09): If members opposite need to find out a little more about the Kingston foreshore development, there are two people in particular on the committee - perhaps three, but two in particular - that I would refer them to. My discussions with those two people on the committee suggest that they disagree with Mr Berry. The first is Mr Lamont, the former Deputy Chief Minister. He speaks in glowing terms of what this Government has done about the Kingston foreshore and is a very keen supporter of the development, as is Mr Rod Driver from the CFMEU.

Mr Whitecross: I have not heard them speak in glowing terms about you, Mr De Domenico.

MR DE DOMENICO: I do not care what they say about me, Mr Whitecross. Neither of them lives in my electorate, for a start, so they can say whatever they like about me. We are here to do a job, and you will find that this Government will continue to do a job, notwithstanding what one or two people think about it. If you want to find out a little more about what those people think of the Kingston foreshore, you might talk to them.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Debate interrupted.

NEW BUSINESS
Suspension of Standing Order 76

Motion (by Mr Moore) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That standing order 76 be suspended for the remainder of this sitting.

APPROPRIATION BILL 1995-96
Detail Stage

Schedule - Part II

Debate resumed.

Department of Urban Services

Proposed expenditure - Division 80 - Urban Services, $242,847,300

MR WHITECROSS (10.11): I rise to express some of the Labor Party's concerns about this appropriation. We are far from happy, from a number of points of view, with the way this appropriation was put together. We are concerned about the cuts in services which underlie the level of this appropriation, and we are concerned about some of the ways that the cost of this appropriation is being reduced by new taxes and charges,


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