Page 2858 - Week 08 - Tuesday, 5 August 2008

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in Gunsmoke, I think it is called—the Gungahlin community council newsletter—said:

Without some serious funding from government, it is no comfort to the residents of Gungahlin to be told that planning might progress to the drawing board stage in the near future.

We have announced that funding. But the opposition leader refuses to indicate whether the opposition would match that commitment. He seems very happy to run paid advertisements in the Gungahlin community newsletter asking where the pool is.

MR SPEAKER: Come back to the subject matter of the question. Never mind the Leader of the Opposition, just come back to the subject matter of the question.

MR BARR: He is happy to criticise the government for not funding the pool. But it would seem that he is not keen to match the government’s commitment to funding this particular project. It is interesting to note that some earlier interjections by those opposite seem to suggest that Minister Corbell and I are in some sort of competition for announcements in Gungahlin. It highlights the importance of the delivery of this project for the people of Gungahlin. It also highlights one side of politics working as a team for the benefit of the people of Gungahlin and another side of politics more interested in their own personal self-aggrandisement.

Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Study trips—Reports by:

Mr Berry, MLA—Meeting with Victorian Members of Parliament—Parliament House, Melbourne, 30 July 2008.

Mr Seselja, MLA—Shadow Ministers for Education meeting—Melbourne, 23 May 2008.

Estimates—Select Committee 2008-2009—Outstanding answers to questions on notice.

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Children and Young People Bill 2008, dated 16 July 2008.

Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Bill 2008, dated 8 July 2008.

Firearms Amendment Bill 2008, dated 11 July 2008.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, dated 7 July 2008.

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