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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 1916 ..

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement.

MR SPEAKER: Under standing order 46?

MR BERRY: Indeed, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Proceed.

MR BERRY: During question time, Mr Speaker, Mrs Carnell attempted to create the impression that Labor, and I in particular, did not care about what was going on in relation to the promised adolescent ward at Woden Valley Hospital. Mrs Carnell obviously forgot a question which I asked on 18 April about all of the details in relation to that and which was subsequently answered. Mrs Carnell conveniently forgot as well that the provision for an adolescent ward was always going to happen in the course of the redevelopment of Woden Valley Hospital. It was always one of Labor's plans.

Furthermore, Mr Speaker, Mrs Carnell tried to create the impression - in fact she claimed - that I was on the record as supporting that the Government knock down the buildings at Acton Peninsula. Mrs Carnell must have conveniently forgotten just for a moment the long fight I had with her about the siting of the hospice in a building at Acton Peninsula and therefore retaining the building on that site.


MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to table some documents, referred to in question time, about Mrs Carnell's strategy weekend last year.

Leave granted.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I table a cover sheet, a list of attendees at the conference, which indicates that they included Ministers, senior political advisers and chief executives - they were the group of people who came up with these ideas that Mrs Carnell is now disowning - and the record of their ideas. Mrs Carnell cannot seem to find any she agrees with now.

Consultation and Action Report and Government Response

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Kippax Community Workshop Consultation and Action Report and the Government response to it.

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