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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 2779 ..

MR WOOD (continuing):

satisfied with the information provided, a quote will be issued and groups will be provided with a firm proposal for insurance.

Any concern about litter should be reported to the city management hotline.

Personal explanation

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MR SMYTH: Persistently, throughout question time, the Chief Minister tried to characterise the opposition as not having any policies-

MR SPEAKER: Is this a personal explanation, Mr Smyth?

MR SMYTH: It is. I refer him to page 1,237 of the notice paper, which clearly has a sentencing reform amendment bill on it, a corrections reform amendment bill on it and, throughout the last two years, we have talked about things like mental health policy for a time-out facility and the public liability package which was tabled in this place. We have raised the issue of the film industry and we have told the government how to address the waiting lists-

MR SPEAKER: I think you had better personalise this quickly, or I am going to sit you down.

MR SMYTH: Therefore we are not a policy free zone, Mr Speaker.

Answers to questions on notice

Question No 784

MR CORNWELL: I thank Mr Wood for his comments about the Adopt a Road program. However, under standing order 118A, the period allowed to answer question No 784 expired on 24 July this year and the question has not been answered.

MR WOOD: I will get that to you. Thank you, Mr Cornwell.

Questions Nos 799 and 809

MRS DUNNE: Under standing order 118A, I have two questions on the notice paper to the Minister for Planning that have not been answered: No 799, which expired on 25 July and which was in relation to the Gungahlin Development Authority; and No 809, which expired on 26 July and which was in relation to the Harrison 1 estate.

MR CORBELL: I have signed answers to those questions today, and they should be available to Mrs Dunne this afternoon.

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