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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3709..

Mr Stanhope: The Auditor-General reports on Bruce Stadium.

Mrs Burke: That's long gone.

Mr Stanhope: It's not long gone. We are still paying for it.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

Mr Smyth: Are we still paying for it?

Mrs Burke: Are we?

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Mr Quinlan.

Mr Stanhope: I am sure we are.

Mrs Burke: Oh, you are not sure.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

Mr Stanhope: I am sure we are.

Mr Smyth: Where is it in the budget?

Mr Stanhope: We pay for it all the time.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR QUINLAN: That question is in the same category, I think, and deserves about the same description as Mr Pratt's supplementary question. There has been in recent times a whole raft of points of order raised on that side of the house. I do suggest that you lot over there read standing order 117 and structure your questions so that you are asking for factual material.

Mrs Burke: A point of order, Mr Speaker. I would ask that the minister please answer the question and stick to the subject matter, which was how can people have confidence in your commitment and timelines? What about your timelines, Minister?

Bushfires-removal of trees

MR STEFANIAK: Chief Minister, yesterday you referred to the advice received by an independent expert on the Oakey Hill blue gums, Mr Nicholson. I quote from the unabridged Hansard:

I'll repeat what Mr Nicholson says "I reiterate my expression of anxiety over the fuel load under these blue gums and the dangers"he goes on to say, "of allowing those blue gums at Oakey Hill to remain in situ."

You then talk about the advice of your department.

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