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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 June 2010) . . Page.. 2150 ..


Mr Stanhope: There has been more funding in the last two years than in the previous 10.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, thank you!

Mr Smyth: So why were you asleep for the first part then?

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Smyth: That’s a pretty sad start to your leadership—

MS GALLAGHER: I tell you what: because the commonwealth government did not have any.

Opposition members interjecting—

Mr Stanhope: Because the Liberal Party were in government; that’s why.

MS GALLAGHER: That is right. For the first few years there was a big gap or lack of interest in infrastructure funding from the commonwealth government of the day, which happened to be your colleagues—

Mr Smyth: Federal highway upgrade, Barton Highway upgrade, National Portrait Gallery—

MS GALLAGHER: who did not really care about nation building very much, did they?

Mr Smyth: upgrade of the National Gallery, upgrade of the War Memorial twice—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MS GALLAGHER: So we have seen a change of government—

Mr Smyth: a number of—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Smyth: memorials on Anzac Parade.

MR SPEAKER: Members!

Mr Smyth: upgrades to the mint—

MS GALLAGHER: We have done very well in terms of funding for capital projects—

Mr Smyth: There’s plenty of money.


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