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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 August 2011) . . Page.. 3380 ..


the contradictory signals sent by the Liberal Party on this matter. Mr Speaker, it is very difficult to do the detailed analysis required—

Mrs Dunne: Point of order, Mr Speaker. My recollection is that Ms Bresnan asked whether there had been any analysis. That is a simple yes/no question. I do not recall whether she asked what that analysis was but if he has done an analysis, the answer is yes; if not, the answer is no, and the minister should sit down if the answer is no.

Mr Hargreaves: On the point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Stop the clocks, please.

Mr Hargreaves: The minister is quite entitled to give a reason why he has done something or why he has not done something in the context of responding to Ms Bresnan.

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order at this stage. Minister, if you could continue answering the specific question from Ms Bresnan.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The government will continue to try to get to the bottom of what the alternative policy positions mean in relation to the provision of ACTION buses. Of course, Mr Speaker, we had Mr Seselja say, “I am of the generation that does not need convincing on environmental issues.” Apparently, it is the same Liberal Party that then says that measures such as the carbon tax—(Time expired.)

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Hanson?

MR HANSON: Mr Speaker, my question to the minister is: what cost analysis have you conducted of the ACT Greens’ public transport policy?

MR CORBELL: The implications—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR CORBELL: I have to say that in the government’s view it is much easier to understand the cost implications of the Greens’ policies than it is the Liberal Party’s, because at least there is no contradiction and hypocrisy on the part of the Greens when it comes to public transport policy. Of course, in contrast to the challenges that we face in relation to a detailed analysis of the implications of the Liberal Party’s climate change policies, the fact that on the one hand we have the leader of the Liberal Party saying he is a committed climate change advocate—

Mr Smyth: A point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Corbell.

MR CORBELL: and on the other hand—


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