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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 July 2010) . . Page.. 3092 ..


Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Seselja: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MS BURCH: and what I found in the costings—

Mr Seselja: The minister has not been able to answer one question. The question was very specific and it asked her about Access Economics and what it says about under twos. She has not been able to answer that. If she cannot answer that, she should sit down, because at the moment she is not being relevant.

MS BURCH: Can you stop the clock?

MR SPEAKER: Ms Burch, you have the floor.

MS BURCH: What I found is the Liberal Party election commitment costings, with not one cent for the childcare sector—not one cent. But what I did find—

MR SPEAKER: Ms Burch, the question.

MS BURCH: The question? Yes, I am getting to the question.

MR SPEAKER: Not the Liberal Party policy—the question.

MS BURCH: The ACT Liberal Party, at the eleventh hour, copied—

MR SPEAKER: Ms Burch!

MS BURCH: Four million dollars for two childcare centres—

MR SPEAKER: Ms Burch! Sit down. If you are going to simply stand up and quote Liberal Party policy, you are not answering the question and you are not getting time to—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, you said in answer to the question earlier that you had conversations today with a reputable childcare provider in the ACT. Did you advise that childcare provider of the $10,000 massive new tax on childcare places?


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