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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 December 2021) . . Page.. 3952 ..


election promise is yet another example of the Labor government’s commitment to the growth of the Gungahlin town centre.” Chief Minister, nine years on from your election commitment, when do you plan to deliver on it?

MR BARR: The government released land for a cinema. The government, through the planning authority, has approved the development application for a cinema, but the government does not build and own cinemas. We have fulfilled our election commitment to make the land available, to release it for a commercial developer—the private sector, Mr Milligan; that part of the economy that you claim to represent.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: The government has released the land and approved a development application for a cinema. The delivery of the cinema, the ownership of it and the commercial arrangements—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Members!

MR BARR: between the building owner and a cinema chain or operator are, indeed, commercial matters. The government is not building the building and the government is not running the cinema.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: You are warned, Mr Hanson.

MR BARR: The government released the land and has approved a development application.

MR MILLIGAN: Minister, what other election promises have you made in the past 10 years that you have not delivered, and do you have a list of those broken promises?

MR BARR: What an obnoxious and absurd question from Mr Milligan.

MS CASTLEY: A supplementary. Chief Minister, is the fact that you do not have one minister in your government from Yerrabi yet four from your own electorate of Kurrajong another example of your commitment to Gungahlin?

MR BARR: I know this is one of Ms Castley’s favourite topics. There are no senior shadow spokespeople in the electorate of Yerrabi. None at all. No-one senior. You have the most junior shadow ministers in the opposition sitting on the backbench having a go—

Mr Hanson: A point of order, the question was about government ministers; it was not about the opposition. Standing orders—


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