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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1509 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

We in the Government actually see it as a time of renewal as well because it is a time for us to say, "Let's get on with the new millennium, let's move forward, let's get involved with the new spirit and let's as a city celebrate together". That is really important. We celebrated last year and it was really heartening to see families sitting on the grass on a Sunday night enjoying a hot dog and having a good time, and they are going to enjoy themselves this year.

Mr Hargreaves is saying that there should be no fun. His party is the no-fun party. They stand for absolutely nothing. The wowsers of the Labor Party stand for nothing. They will pick on everything simply to make false points. This is a very important issue. It is important that we as a city, the nation's capital, show that we welcome the new millennium as well.

Mr Moore: We are the party party.

MR SMYTH: Yes, we are the party party. I understand that in Sydney and Melbourne the hotels are almost booked out for the new millennium because people see it as important. It is actually a tourist event, Mr Speaker. We have the potential for people to come here and spend money and enjoy themselves, but yet again the people opposite are against any investment in the future. They are a pack of wowsers; they stand for nothing.

Bruce Stadium

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, earlier in question time, the Chief Minister referred to a 1993 Cabinet decision - - -

Mr Humphries: To whom is the question?

MR BERRY: The Chief Minister.

MR SPEAKER: It is nice to know.

MR BERRY: Chief Minister, how can members of the Assembly be satisfied that they have not been misled in relation to your reference to it? You might inform the Assembly as to how you came by the Cabinet decision.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I am very happy to answer that question. I did not come by the Cabinet decision; it is actually referred to in the documents that we tabled yesterday in the Assembly. Those normal departmental documents refer to a Cabinet decision on the issue.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, how is it that the Chief Minister can refer with such accuracy to a Cabinet decision if she has not seen it? If she has seen it, whose approval did she seek to get access to it?

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