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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 February 2011) . . Page.. 142 ..


MR HANSON: This is what I think doctors want the minister to do, isn’t it? The doctors want the minister to resign, and perhaps based on Ms Gallagher’s performance you should have listened to Peter Hughes. The Chief Minister should have listened to Peter Hughes, and the people of the ACT might be far better off if that had been the case.

In closing, I would say that I have put together a very fulsome motion that covers a broad range of issues. When you look at the number of people who have raised concerns, when you look at the evidence and the outcomes, I think that we have put forward today a very clear message from the people of Canberra—a message the Greens do not want to put forward and the government itself is not listening to. The message is that, when you look at the outcomes, when you look at the results, when you look at the evidence, the Minister for Health, Ms Gallagher, has simply failed to get the job done and she deserves to be censured by this Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 10

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Hunter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Multiculturalism

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (11.36): I move:

That this Assembly notes and recognises:

(1) the success of the 2011 ACT Multicultural Festival in promoting harmony and respect within the ACT community’s many different cultural, religious and ethnic communities;

(2) the Stanhope Government’s leadership in promoting harmony and respect within the ACT community’s many different cultural, religious and ethnic communities; and

(3) the welcoming nature of the ACT community with respect to refugees from war torn lands overseas, in particular the declaration by the Stanhope Government of Canberra as a “Welcoming City”.

I am aware that there is some consideration going on about possibly amending this motion. Mr Speaker, I need to record that I will not be particularly happy if the


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