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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 3 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 748 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

calming measures, I decided that they would be removed. They have since been removed. In consultation with the Traffic Branch and with the local residents, we have put in place some signs to remind motorists of their obligation to abide by the law and to be aware that there are children in the area. We have asked the Minister responsible for police to make sure that the police also keep an eye on that street.

MR HIRD: I have a supplementary question. Minister, from your answer it would appear that you are aware of the conflicting views of certain residents in the community over the outcome of these trials.

Mr Stanhope: Are you setting him up here, Harold?

MR SMYTH: He is not setting me up, Mr Stanhope. Mr Speaker, I am aware that there were conflicting views. I thank the member for his question because those conflicting views are quite interesting. We did a survey and one of the residents groups undertook to do a survey. Oddly enough, they came up with slightly different data.

The confusion just does not extend to local residents. It would seem, even though they do not live in Garran and certainly do not live near Dennis Street, that there is some confusion amongst the Labor Party about what should happen here. It is quite interesting. I guess this could be seen as another example of the Left faction of the Labor Party not talking to the Right faction of the Labor Party.

Mr Stefaniak: The left hand does not know what the right is doing.

MR SMYTH: As Mr Stefaniak says, the Left does not know what the Right is doing again. It is curious, Mr Speaker, because Mr Corbell, from the Left, rose with grave concern in this place on 11 March and brought up this issue as a matter of concern to him in the adjournment debate.

Mr Stanhope: And moved a censure motion against you.


MR SMYTH: It is curious, Mr Speaker, that Mr Corbell said that - - -


Mr Kaine: I rise on a point of order, Mr Speaker. It is interesting to know what happens in the Labor Party, but does Mr Stefaniak agree with Mr Smyth? That is the question.

Mr Stefaniak: Yes. I had a girlfriend in that street in 1969, Trevor.

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order.

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