Page 3331 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 20 August 2008
MR SESELJA: He is very touchy on the issue of the swimming pool. He is touchy on the issue of delivery of services to Gungahlin, Mr Speaker, because—
MR SPEAKER: Come back to the subject matter of the question; otherwise you will be sitting down.
MR SESELJA: Well, we are talking about it. We are talking about the people of Gungahlin. That is why we are going to deliver a health service—
Mr Stanhope: A bulk-billing one?
MR SESELJA: to the people of Gungahlin.
Mr Stanhope: Is it going to be bulk-billed?
MR SESELJA: It is worth comparing the commitment to the people of Gungahlin from this government. The phantom swimming pool that we now hear about—they do not know how much it is going to cost; they do not know when it will be delivered; they do not know how it will be delivered. That is their attitude to the people of Gungahlin. We see it in health. I return to the issue of health. We have the issue put forward by Ms Gallagher of this clinic in Gungahlin. There is capital money but there is no provision for ongoing costs. Apparently, this will not cost anything to run. Apparently, this is free to government. It is free to government.
Ms Gallagher: Read the budget papers. Read the budget, mate.
MR SESELJA: They have a policy for a health centre which will be built but presumably there will be no staff; presumably there will be no ongoing costs.
Mr Pratt: Just increase parking fines.
MR SPEAKER: Order!
MR SESELJA: We certainly know, and it has been confirmed by Ms Gallagher, that there will be no doctors and that is a key difference. There will be no doctors. We do not know what else there will be, because there is no money. There is no money set aside by this government for the ongoing cost associated with this centre. They will not deliver it. We have set aside funds for these centres, for these GP clinics, in the areas of critical need—
Mr Stanhope: They are no longer bulk-billing centres?
Ms Gallagher: Bulk-billing?
MR SESELJA: in south Tuggeranong, in Gungahlin.
MR SPEAKER: Order, Chief Minister! Sit down, please, Mr Seselja. I have called you to order repeatedly, Chief Minister. I warn you. If you interject again, I will name you.