Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 6 Hansard (1 September) . . Page.. 1694 ..
MR CORBELL: The specific statistical measures the Chief Minister is quoting are not the facts that I am taking issue with. What I am saying is that there is a growing sense of insecurity about jobs. That is the issue that I raised, and I stand by it. I note that the Chief Minister did not make any comment about the growing mood of anger in the community over this budget. Perhaps it is because she cannot quote a statistic on that one that she has not been able to say anything about it.
The key issue that I am outlining here is that budgets have social impacts, and those impacts are being grossly underestimated by the other side of the chamber. The Chief Minister can quote any figure she likes. The concern remains that there is a sense of insecurity about employment prospects and there is a sense of insecurity and indeed growing anger about the impact this budget will have on our community and our sense of community in this city. If the Chief Minister cannot accept that, if her only argument is to throw figures and statistics back, then I think she is really missing the point.
That the proposed expenditure be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 9 NOES, 8 Ms Carnell Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Mr Corbell Mr Hird Mr Hargreaves Mr Humphries Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mr Quinlan Mr Osborne Mr Stanhope Mr Rugendyke Ms Tucker Mr Smyth Mr Wood Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.