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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 4044 ..

MR STANHOPE: If you would prefer that to be your theme song, Attorney, we will concede that that is more appropriate to you. I will conclude the debate on this point. We over here, and I think most people in Canberra, are simply sick and tired of this Government refusing to keep its promises in relation to security cameras. We stand by the very good report of the committee chaired by Mr Osborne. I understand Mr Kaine was a member, along with Ms Follett. It submitted a unanimous report - - -

Mr Hird: I told you.

MR STANHOPE: You were right. I checked. I need not have checked. I should not have doubted you. It was a very good report. It was a unanimous report. It recommended a trial of security cameras. The Liberals have been promising a trial and have continued to renege on that promise. They should stop blaming everybody else and get on with it.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Report of Attorney-General's Adviser

MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (6.12): I move:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr Speaker, I want to table, for the information of members, the report that I referred to earlier today of my senior adviser on his visit to Britain, the United States and Canada.


MR HARGREAVES (6.13): Earlier today the Chief Minister said how wonderful things were looking and how well they were looking after Tuggeranong. She claimed responsibility for the motel, stacks of employees, Bunnings hardware store, all the clubs and, no doubt, if given time, for the snow on the mountains. However, what is the truth? What has she really achieved in her 41/2 years of stewardship, Mr Speaker, and what has the member for Brindabella, Mr Smyth, the Minister for Urban Services, achieved for his own electorate? Well, the Chief Minister has indeed attracted business to Canberra through the use of incentives, but not to Tuggeranong.

Mr Speaker, Belconnen has 12,000 public servants, Phillip has 12,000 and Tuggeranong has 8,000. Belconnen has a hospital, Phillip has three hospitals nearby and Tuggeranong has none. Belconnen has a TAFE college, Phillip has a TAFE college annex, but Tuggeranong has none. Belconnen has a minor industrial area, as does Phillip. Tuggeranong has an embryonic one. Belconnen has a major IT park and a major sporting complex. Tuggeranong has neither. All three have a major shopping centre and all have very large populations. To be fair, Gungahlin has none either, but it has a rapidly increasing population.

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