Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (13 March) . . Page.. 1079 ..
Mrs Cross: As himself?
MR HARGREAVES: Well, he certainly did not wear lipstick, as far as I was aware, but he could have. I know that he came into this town and put out press releases saying he supported the rights of gay and lesbian people to be proper and accepted members of this community.
Mr Stefaniak: He does.
MR HARGREAVES: "He does", I hear the Shadow Attorney-General saying. He does support it. Well, let us have a look at the Hansard, to see how he voted. I will tell you how he voted-he voted no. Does that mean that he has either gone back on what he told the people two years ago, or he got rolled in his party room?
Mr Stefaniak: You have missed the point.
MR HARGREAVES: Has he stopped beating them up? That is what I want to know. We look forward to his support in the second round. Let's see if he has the courage of his convictions to carry the day and come into this place and support the next round.
MR SPEAKER: Order!
MR HARGREAVES: I am happy, Mr Speaker. I have finished.
MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, it is disorderly to reflect on a vote of the Assembly.
Motor racing-noise complaints
MR STEFANIAK(6.02): Mr Stanhope-not unnaturally, perhaps, as he is new to the environment portfolio-took a question on notice from me in relation to something I heard-that the Fairbairn Park Control Council might lose several very limited noise credits allocated to local motorsport because Rally of Canberra is using the hill climb track as part of that complex during the Rally of Canberra between 25 and 27 April.
If that is so, I think it is important for the government to make changes. The government should issue special noise credits for that leg of the Canberra Rally, just as it will be doing for other sites during the Rally of Canberra-as it does has always done for the Summernats, and as it used to do for another major motoring event-the V8 Supercar race.
The Fairbairn Park Control Council controls four or five tracks run by local motorsport. They have a limited number of noise credits. I am not going to go into that debate. I might, at a later stage, but I hope not. I thought we had largely sorted that out. It would severely restrict thousands of people who utilise that track for motorsport.
The normal situation for major events such as Rally of Canberra should not be followed. It would be grossly unfair for them to lose any credits because one of their tracks is being used for a major international event which a lot of us, being in the territory, thoroughly enjoy. That would be a bad precedent to set.