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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2010) . . Page.. 2149 ..


priority projects. In fact, I think there were three. The Majura Parkway was one of them. Our submissions to Infrastructure Australia have been very high quality. I think we have had that feedback from Infrastructure Australia. In terms of Majura Parkway, I think that is the only project of national significance that has not received funding at this point in time, and we continue to lobby for it. Mr Smyth, I am sure that you are lobbying—

Mr Smyth: Why is that?

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Smyth, what have you done to lobby for the Majura Parkway? Have you sent a submission in? Have you backed up—

Mr Smyth: What have you achieved? You’re the Treasurer.

Mr Hanson: Are you in government?

Mr Smyth: Are you in government or what?

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MS GALLAGHER: So you never have to do anything, Jeremy. Would you, for example, do what other prominent Canberrans have done, like Master Builders and all of the industry groups that have co-signed a letter seeking support from the commonwealth government? It is not just the government that can lobby, you know. A whole range of other people can lobby in support of their city. That is something that perhaps Mr Smyth will do. Our submissions have been well received. We will continue to lobby for them.

Mr Smyth: They were well received and you got nothing.

MS GALLAGHER: We do not give up, Mr Smyth. I will not go away. We will get the Majura Parkway one of these days, hopefully sooner rather than later.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a supplementary?

Mr Hanson: Hope: that’s the strategy, is it?

Ms Gallagher: What’s your strategy, Jeremy—nothing?

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Smyth has the floor.

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Treasurer, what are your plans to ensure that the ACT is more competitive in infrastructure funding?

Mr Hanson: It’s hope. We’ve got to hope.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Let us give the Treasurer a chance to even answer the question.


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