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the program were introduced in November 1991. So, immediately following the formation of the second Labor Government, action was taken to address this problem. Although these measures have resulted in a reduction of the number of clients, options for supplementing resources for the domiciliary oxygen scheme are currently being considered.

Policy Plan Changes

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, Mr Jensen asked me a question yesterday. I table the answer, which is a bit long, and seek leave to incorporate it in Hansard.

Leave granted.

Document incorporated at Appendix 3.

Discussion of Matter of Public Importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Dr Kinloch and Mr Moore proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Dr Kinloch be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The failure of the Labor-Liberal coalition to provide constructive long-term economic planning for the ACT and, specifically, the inappropriateness of a short-term "fix", a gambling casino, for the ACT economy.

DR KINLOCH (3.03): Might I say immediately in connection with this matter of public importance that I would like to be persuaded that the Labor-Liberal coalition has provided for constructive long-term economic planning. It is no wish of mine to demean that coalition. Would that they were working together more effectively. They work together in political ways, but would that they were working together effectively for that long-term economic planning. I hope that they will both speak to that.

I believe that all of us, all 17 of us, have a double obligation. Of course we have an obligation to the people of Canberra, but we also have an obligation to the people of Australia to defend, protect and preserve our national capital. There will be those of you who do not feel that that second obligation is particularly strong. You may want to say, "But that is the business of John Langmore and Ros Kelly and so forth". One does not have a lot of confidence in saying that. I believe that we are the ones on the ground; we are at the coalface. It is up to us, for our own sake and for the sake of all the people of

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