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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3338 ..

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (11.08): Mr Speaker, you would think that the job of some people in this Assembly was to make sure nothing ever happened in the city and there were no jobs ever created. That would appear to be the approach that Mr Moore and those who support this motion seem to want to take.

Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I think it is very important on this issue that we keep Mrs Carnell contained to relevance. This is about whether or not we trust the Government.

MR SPEAKER: Please be aware of it, Chief Minister.

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, Mr Moore quoted from a newspaper article on this issue, and I would like to do exactly the same. Mr Moore has already quoted from the same newspaper article. I think Mr Moore made the comment, "Mrs Carnell seems to be willing to go down the path of creating jobs at any cost", to quote from the same article. I think the relevance is definitely there.

Mr Moore: Is that true?

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, that is true. I fully agree with Mr Moore. Yes, I believe that the absolute priority for this city at this stage has to be creating jobs. We simply have to do that. Obviously, there has to be balance.

Mr Moore: At any cost; at any cost, including the cost of you as Chief Minister.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Moore, you were heard in silence.

Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I certainly was not heard in silence. On this occasion I will continue to interject.

MR SPEAKER: You were heard in silence by Mrs Carnell. Resume your seat.

Mr Berry: She was not here.

MR SPEAKER: That is not my concern.

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I can understand why Mr Moore feels very uncomfortable about the whole approach that he has taken here this morning. There is no doubt that any proposed use of any of the lakes would have to be approved. Mr Moore would be very well aware that Lake Burley Griffin is under the control of the National Capital Authority and is not under the control of the ACT Government at all.

You would have seen in recent weeks, when there was a proposal for jet skis on Lake Tuggeranong, that it was discussed at length in all sorts of community forums. There is no way that there would not be consultation about anything that was proposed on the lakes. Mr Moore made the comment that somehow this was at odds with our

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