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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (20 June) . . Page.. 2156 ..

MR STEFANIAK: You can't lump that in.

Mr Berry: Yes, you can.

MR STEFANIAK: Wayne, you can do it as a one-off, old son, but you can't lump it in recurrently like that year after year. So in terms of the recurrent promises, what have we got here? Okay, they have indicated they will do the single zone bus initiative, at $800,000 per annum. That is their figure. That is $3.2 million. So we are down now, I think, to $15.82 million.

Mr Berry: No, we are not.

MR STEFANIAK: After you take off your capital.

Mr Berry: I am glad they were not using you when working out the numeracy scores.

MR SPEAKER: Be quiet, Mr Berry.

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Berry has said on a number of occasions that they will extend our K to year 2 initiative to year 3.

Mr Berry: You would have dragged the average down, Bill.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, if you want to be here to respond I suggest you keep quiet.

MR STEFANIAK: Thank you, Mr Speaker. They will extend our K to year 2 initiative to year 3. Okay. There is a fair bit of educational material asking whether that is necessary or not. Maybe you could use that better, but I am not going to go into that. He has promised that. That will cost him $2.75 million a year. We have costed that. That is $11 million over four years. So he is now down in terms of his available recurrent expenditure to some $4.82 million. That is about $1.2 million a year. That is not a lot of money to do all the other things they say they are going to do. So when you consider it, even on their figures, they are a little bit shonky really. When you look at their track record, can anyone have any real confidence in this lot doing what they say they will do?

Mr Berry: Is shonky allowed? Is it on the list?

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Speaker, I am not going to go through-

Mr Berry: Is shonky on the list or is it off?

MR SPEAKER: It is on the list.

Mr Berry: So maybe he should withdraw it.

MR SPEAKER: You should withdraw it.

MR STEFANIAK: All right, I withdraw that. On their figures, which have some real problems-

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