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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 March 2010) . . Page.. 1468 ..

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope already sought the call, Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: So I cannot speak for the three minutes before—

MR STANHOPE: It is two minutes to nine and, consistent with the agreement, I thought this would be the agreement of all of us.

Mr Coe: It is two minutes to 9 o’clock.

MR STANHOPE: Two minutes to nine.

Mr Coe: Two minutes to nine is two minutes to nine.

MR STANHOPE: I was trying to do justice to Mrs Dunne or any other possible speaker and I moved that the debate be adjourned at one minute to nine.

MR SPEAKER: I am sorry, Mr Stanhope. Do you mean that this motion be adjourned or that the Assembly do now adjourn?

MR STANHOPE: I have moved that the debate be adjourned. Subject to the outcome of that, I will move that the Assembly do now adjourn.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.


Motion (by Mr Stanhope) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Public areas—maintenance

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (8.58): There are a few matters that I would like to touch on, including some that I was going to touch on briefly in the debate which Mr Stanhope just adjourned.

I will take up where Mr Seselja left off. Mr Seselja and I visited the Evatt shops last week, along with one of our staff. We spoke with most, if not all, of the shopkeepers there in the course of the afternoon. There was a very clear message that they felt that the government had pretty much neglected the Evatt shops. It is a very prosperous set of shops. It has a good mix of shops, and everyone we spoke to when we were there was telling us that business is good overall and that it provides a great service to the suburb. But they are crying out for some refurbishment, some prettying up. As the longstanding shopkeepers will tell you, nothing has been done at the Evatt shops for

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