Page 701 - Week 03 - Tuesday, 12 March 1991

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Tuesday, 12 March 1991


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 2.30 pm and read the prayer.


The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation, and a copy will be referred to the appropriate Minister:

Tuggeranong Swimming Pool

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that the residents of Tuggeranong are without adequate public swimming facilities.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: urgently establish a public, all weather, Olympic standard swimming pool at the Tuggeranong Town Centre.

By Mr Jensen (from 354 residents).

Petition received.


Petrol Tax

MS FOLLETT: My question is to Mr Kaine in his role as Treasurer. I refer him to his statement last year that the extra 3c a litre tax on petrol would be used mostly to pay for hospital restructuring. Can the Treasurer tell the Assembly whether he intends to increase the petrol tax in light of the hospital budget blow-out?

MR KAINE: The Leader of the Opposition continues to flog this dead horse about a budget blow-out. Since there is no budget blow-out, the question is based on a totally wrong premise. The answer to the first part of the question is no.

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