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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 5033 ..

MRS DUNNE (continuing):

Under "Governance and legislative reform"we have a whole list of things that we could do to achieve governance and legislative reform in planning, but where is review of the land act? It is nowhere to be seen. In this place the other day, the minister said that this was being done. But when you look at his words, you see that the government was thinking about doing it. I asked this question of his office: when is the review starting and who is going to do the review? I got the following answer: "We're thinking about the parameters. We're thinking about the things that we might put in a review of the land act."Two years into the life of this government, two years of this opposition calling for a review of the land act-

Mr Stanhope: I raise a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. This is all very interesting. At no stage have I heard Mrs Dunne address the issue under debate today, which is the economic white paper. This has been just another personal attack, which is Mrs Dunne's speciality.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! Resume your seat, Chief Minister. This has been a fairly wide-ranging debate and we have allowed a certain elasticity. Mr Quinlan raised a few matters in the past, too.

Mr Stanhope: My point of order is: why does Mrs Dunne not want to talk about the economic white paper? Why is she speaking about everything but the economic white paper? Is this a vote of confidence in the white paper?

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: There is no point of order.

MRS DUNNE: If Mr Stanhope had been listening, he would know that all of this ties back to the principal recommendations in this white paper relating to action 11 which says that we have to do our core business. Action 45 that says that the government is committed to ensuring that ACTPLA operates on "best practice"principles. But the most searing indictment of this minister is his complete lack of vision when it comes to transport and infrastructure.

Action 47 states that the government will recognise Canberra International Airport. This is not the government's vision, this is Terry Snow's vision.

Mr Quinlan: Do you want to sack him too?

MRS DUNNE: You are a pathetic little worm.

Mr Stanhope: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker: Mrs Dunne just referred to me as a pathetic little worm. I take objection to being regarded as little.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Withdraw that, please.

Mr Stanhope: I am certainly not little at all.

MRS DUNNE: I withdraw.

MS TUCKER (4.24): This economic white paper is a discursive document that speaks of the achievements of some small and medium sized businesses in Canberra and sets

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