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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 16 August 2018) . . Page.. 3091 ..

MRS DUNNE: Just to clarify, I thank Mr Rattenbury, but I think that he overlooked one specific point; that is, in the adjournment debate, when I brought these figures back into this place, I clarified that I had used the term “budget cut” when I should have used the term “efficiency dividend”. Mr Rattenbury should have recognised that in his comments. There is a difference. Some people might say it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, but I did use Health’s term “efficiency dividend” and I did correct the record.

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (3.24): I seek leave to make a personal statement.


MS CODY: Today in question time a question was asked about a speech I gave yesterday during a debate. I was misrepresented in that question. My exact words were:

I have got complete confidence that Mr Ramsay will deliver just that, and the only people who will be upset will be those who have either been fiddling the books or who have been spinning the process of review a bit too hard to the community.

I did not say that there was actual evidence or that anyone had been fiddling the books.

Appropriation Bill 2018-2019—part 1.4

Statement by member

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.25), by leave: In the debate on Tuesday regarding TCCS, I referred to dog attacks. I specifically mentioned Biscuit, who was attacked in Wanniassa; Jack, attacked in Monash; and Spuz in Theodore. On Tuesday morning I had been corresponding with the owner of Jack and the owner of Spuz, both of whom have been told by their own vets that their dogs’ injuries were the worst they had ever seen, which is what I think led me to slightly mix the facts in the two cases. Spuz in Theodore was attacked by one dog, and Jack by three. I think on Tuesday I said that Spuz in Theodore had been attacked by three dogs. I apologise for my mistake and correct the record.


Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

Visit to Westminster Parliament/Attendance at the CPA/WFD Benchmarks Workshop/Visit to Scottish Parliament by the Speaker and Clerk of the legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Report, dated June 2018.

Domestic animals—services management and staff resources

Paper and statement by minister

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (3.26): I present the following paper:

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