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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 834 ..

MS CARNELL (continuing):

Is that pie in the sky, Mr Speaker? Some of those things I have just spoken about have already happened under this Government. The budget I present today clearly demonstrates that our financial position is a vast improvement on what we inherited three years ago. It is a tough but fair budget which shows that we have a realistic, affordable strategy to take Canberra into the next century. During the recent ACT election campaign, one major party and Independents like Mr Moore and Mr Osborne promised responsible financial management. Those opposite, by the way, did not. Mr Speaker, we are delivering on our commitment through the budget that I present today. I commend the 1998-99 budget to the Assembly. Mr Speaker, we believe we are the first State or Territory to provide its budget on CD-ROM.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stanhope) adjourned.


MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television and radio networks in relation to proceedings of the Assembly for today, 23 June 1998, and Thursday, 25 June 1998, concerning the presentation and consideration of the Appropriation Bill 1998-99.


MR SPEAKER: I present the purchase agreement between me, as Speaker, and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory for 1998-99.


MR SPEAKER: I present a copy of a resolution passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory on 26 February 1998 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first sitting of the Legislative Council. The terms of the resolution specify that copies signed by all members of the Northern Territory Assembly be conveyed to the presiding officers of State, Territory and Commonwealth parliaments. The terms of the resolution will be included in the Minutes of Proceedings and incorporated in Hansard.

Resolution incorporated at Appendix 1.

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