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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 November 2021) . . Page.. 3604 ..


If you want to have a debate about trust, I will tell you what I will not do—I will tell you what I will not be part of—that is the sort of lying, bald-faced misrepresentations and devious behaviour that we have been seeing from the Prime Minister, which has been drawn to the attention of the Australian public day after day after day, from the French President—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: to the Leader of the Opposition, to denying that he said 11 times—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson! Stop.

MR BARR: that he had never sought to utilise slang terms against former Senator Dastyari in relation to some alleged connections to China.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: You are warned, Mr Hanson.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: You will join him soon, Mr Parton.

MR BARR: All of these things are clearly on the public record. So if you want to have a debate about trust and who this community trusts to lead this city, look at the last few election results and look at the contrast between this government’s record of delivery and what we see from those opposite in those parts of the nation that they are in government.

COVID-19—testing centre fees

MS CASTLEY: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, on radio today you referred to a conversation you had with Greg Hunt this morning and said, “There is an inconsistency with what can be funded under the national partnership agreement.” You also said, “We continue with the fifty-fifty payments; there is no change at our end.” Minister, given that the agreement clearly states that tests that are required will be paid for by the federal and ACT governments, where is the inconsistency in the agreement?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Ms Castley for the question and the opportunity to talk about this again. I have just opened the national partnership agreement, to refresh my mind. In the national partnership agreement, under “roles and responsibilities”, it says:


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