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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 March 2010) . . Page.. 972 ..

Mr Seselja: It depends which part of the right faction you speak to.

MR HANSON: That is right. I am saying, “Speak to your colleagues in the right faction.” I get it from both Liberal and Labor in the community: “Katy Gallagher is not up to the job; she is not up to the job in health; she is not up to the job in Treasury; and she certainly is not going to be able to perform as the next Chief Minister.” So you guys have got some real trouble if you think that this minister who has failed so deplorably in the management of our health system, who is in continual denial, who bullies doctors, who is so secretive, is going to be effective as the next Chief Minister.

One of her best tricks, of course, is that, when I do criticise her and the government, she spins it that I am criticising staff. Let me put on the record again: my criticism is with the minister and with this government and is not with the front-line staff in ACT Health who I think are working under incredibly difficult circumstances, the creation of which is from this government, to do the best that they possibly can. I applaud them and I applaud Vesna again for coming forward and bringing this issue to the community.

Question put:

That Ms Bresnan’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 4

Mr Barr

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Coe

Ms Bresnan

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Domestic animals

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (11.54): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) acknowledges:

(a) the importance of responsible domestic animal ownership; and

(b) the role of community organisations and peak bodies in enhancing the welfare of domestic animals in the ACT; and

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