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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 August 2010) . . Page.. 3966 ..


back for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth bite of the cherry. She has had two attempts and now she has got four options on the table. Why is she so obsessed with this? Why is it that the health services of the people of Belconnen are under threat? Why is it? Why won’t she answer? Why won’t she answer and why is it that again—

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, I am still waiting for the relevance to the amendment. Could you ask Mrs Dunne to be relevant in her speech, please?

Mr Seselja: On the point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, this has been a wide-ranging debate. The debate is about Calvary hospital and the government debacle. Mrs Dunne is quite entitled to speak about her electorate in that context, how Calvary hospital affects it.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Le Couteur): Thank you. There is no point of order. It has been a wide-ranging debate.

MRS DUNNE: Again, Mr Hargreaves is being frivolous. But this amendment, again, is about not providing information. We have Katy Gallagher’s version of information. As soon as practicable—goodness knows when that will be—she will undertake to engage with the public about a way forward. She can engage with the public about a way forward, yes, and she should be doing that. One of the ways you engage with the public about a way forward is that you put the documents on the table. You say, “This is how it is.” And she is not prepared to do that.

She is going to present an outline of what she thinks we need to know. It is not about what Katy Gallagher thinks we need to know. It is what the facts are, and the people in my electorate and the people across Canberra who are going to be footing the bill for this deserve to know. Again, Katy Gallagher will not come clean, will not put the documents on the table. The fact that the documents will not be put on the table suggests to me that she has something to hide.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (8.38): Thank you, Madam Assistant Speaker.

Ms Gallagher: I don’t think they want you to get to your business. I am just getting that little sneaking suspicion.

MR SESELJA: Ms Gallagher continues to interject. We saw Ms Gallagher trying to turn this debate into this sort of sectarian attack on Mrs Dunne before—this disgraceful sectarian attack.

Ms Gallagher: I was responding to her attacks on me.

MR SESELJA: No, no. That is what Ms Gallagher did. She launches a sectarian attack on Mrs Dunne, because she has no argument. That is what you descend into. You descend into cheap name-calling, which is what Ms Gallagher did in her speech,


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