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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 March 2010) . . Page.. 847 ..


MR DOSZPOT: There is a case to censure Mr Corbell here today, Chief Minister. There is no need for dodgy ministers in this place.

Mr Stanhope: Who are you censuring? We are a bit confused.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!

Mr Hanson: Madam Deputy Speaker, if you are going to hold the opposition members quiet and prevent them from interjecting then at least be—

Mr Seselja: Can we stop the clock?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: I have, on a number of occasions, Mr Hanson.

Mr Stanhope: Oh, petal. Oh, petal. Get back in your hole.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!

Mr Stanhope: Little petal; oh dearie me.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, cease interjecting, please. Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Madam Deputy Speaker, I had actually finished.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! This is not a signal for you all to start talking.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (11.50): As the attorney has pointed out, and quite rightly, the energy efficient homes package insulation installation scheme is a federal government scheme and program; it has nothing to do with this government or with this minister. The scheme was designed and funded by the federal government; the rules for those participating in the scheme were designed by the federal government.

Last month this government was asked about its role in relation to the insulation program. As has already been explained to the Assembly, the ACT government was not a party to this scheme or to this initiative. The only role for the ACT was in ensuring consumer protection and worker safety; this, of course, is what this government does every day as a matter of course. It looked to protect consumers and workers. To this end, officers within ACT government departments did engage with the federal Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts in order to


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