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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 7 April 2011) . . Page.. 1568 ..


MS BURCH: I have been to Bimberi, I have listened to their concerns and I have acted and responded to their concerns.

MR SMYTH: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, on reflection, what do you consider you could have done better at those meetings on 24 November in order to create a more positive perception about your behaviour at these meetings?

MS BURCH: Some feedback to me has been that they were positive meetings.

National Youth Week—activities

MR HARGREAVES: My question is to the minister for housing in her capacity as Minister for Children and Young People. Could you please outline the range of activities taking place—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Children and Young People.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Members, can we please stop interjecting while Mr Hargreaves is trying to ask the question? It is really inappropriate.

Mr Smyth: We were chatting amongst ourselves.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, don’t push it.

Mr Smyth: We were chatting amongst ourselves, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, clearly chatting amongst yourselves has the potential to be disorderly, which is against the standing orders. The volume at which the chatter is conducted is both inappropriate and unnecessary while Mr Hargreaves is trying to ask a question. Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: Thanks very much, Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Children and Young People. Minister, could you outline the range of activities taking place in the ACT as part of National Youth Week?

MS BURCH: Thank you, Mr Hargreaves, for the question. Youth Week is Australia’s largest celebration of young people. It is a great opportunity to recognise and


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