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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3673 ..

MR HIRD: No, I won't say "that woman". You may well, because you may have to-

Ms Tucker: You have already said it.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Quinlan, please be careful.

MR HIRD: You may well have to court her at the appropriate time after 20 October because on the radio station called 2CC it was said there would be a Labor/Greens minority government. Ms Tucker, the Greens, have not done very much for the progress of development in the ACT. However, it was alleged that it would be a Labor/Greens minority government. You guys came second.

Ms Tucker: Greens were second.

MR HIRD: Yes, Greens were second-a Labor/Greens minority government.

Mr Smyth: It couldn't be a Green/Labor government?

MR HIRD: No, it wasn't. It was Labor/Green. You are quite right, minister.

Mr Corbell: We are very green. Just ask Ted Quinlan.

MR HIRD: Then Ms Tucker sailed straight into our good friend Mr Corbell, who has a lot of sense. So I do not know about Ms Tucker's ambition to be on the treasury bench with the Greens. She then said, "We stand up for the people of the ACT. However, we are going to get Bob Brown," the senator out of Tasmania, "to come in and fight our fight for us." So much for that.

The objectives of the residential land use policies and commercial land use policies are different. The design and siting controls for residential areas are designed to ensure that the scale and character of development are compatible with the surrounding area and does not affect the amenity of nearby residents in an unacceptable manner. Ms Tucker should know that because she is talking about high-rise within the CBD of Canberra and major development areas, and ensuring that buildings and activities will not impact-

Mr Berry: Where is this?

Ms Tucker: Latham. CBD.

MR HIRD: I am not talking about Latham, Ms Tucker. I am talking about your statement last night when you said the inner city areas-

Ms Tucker: Aranda CBD.

MR HIRD: You Greens tend to get off the track

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, would you mind sitting down, thank you. I think you want to take a point of order if you stand up.

MR HIRD: You Greens have to realise that when you make a statement in this place-

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