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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (12 March) . . Page.. 927..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

tinker with the system, your rates income will increase at a greater rate than CPI. At any given time in the past, if you modelled the rates formula, you got the same result.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have a supplementary question. Treasurer, will you table that draft?

MR QUINLAN: I am happy to provide the Leader of the Opposition with a briefing or something on it. However, there may be a dramatic picture that would give a misleading image of what may happen. Remember I discussed at some length yesterday the need each year to make judgments, as governments have in the past, as to the level of rates, or the formula that will be applied to the unimproved value before we get a figure. Recent history makes me a little concerned about putting that out and having it waved around, as if it is something that is certain to happen, when it is not. So the preference would be to provide you with a briefing on that.

Totalcare

MR STEFANIAK: My question is to the Treasurer, Mr Quinlan. On 28 March 2001, Mr Stanhope successfully moved the following motion:

That this Assembly calls on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to Totalcare and its employees and to the provision of quality services to the residents of the ACT.

Treasurer, is sacking at least 150 Totalcare employees Labor's way of demonstrating its commitment to Totalcare and its employees?

MR QUINLAN: The motion you read, Mr Stefaniak, is a total commitment to service provision, is it not?

Mr Stefaniak: I am happy to provide you with a copy.

MR SPEAKER: You will need leave.

Mr Stefaniak: I seek leave to table a copy of the motion so that Mr Quinlan can refer to it if he wants.

Leave not granted.

Mr Smyth: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. It is appalling that this place should stop the tabling of a copy of the government's own motion.

MR SPEAKER: It might be appalling in your view, but there is not substance to the point of order.

MR QUINLAN: The point being that this government is committed to service delivery. This government is committed to effective, efficient service delivery. This government is committed to cleaning up some of the messes that the lot opposite left behind. We are in


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