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Canberrans to make the switch to green power. It is for those reasons that the government will continue to highlight exactly what is being put at risk by the absurd provisions in Mr Seselja’s legislation.
Mr Stanhope: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
MR COE: On Tuesday during question time, the Treasurer said that she would give me some information regarding Treasury’s forecast for unemployment. I would like to advise the chamber that I am still waiting for that information that she said I would get that day.
MS GALLAGHER: I did mean to rise at the end of question time. Treasury have advised me that they do not normally publish their forecast unemployment rate, that that has not been the way of doing—
Mr Coe: You can still release it.
MS GALLAGHER: If you would just let me finish—that has not been the practice aside from the 2006-07 budget, where they did include an unemployment forecast. An unemployment forecast will be provided in this year’s budget. All I can say at the moment is that Treasury are expecting unemployment to rise but not to exceed four per cent.
Mr Coe: You could have told me that before today.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Barr.
MR BARR: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just to add—
Ms Gallagher: I have had some, but it is not usually published.
MR SPEAKER: Order!
Mr Coe: You could have told me that, though.
MR SPEAKER: Order. Mr Barr has the floor.
Mr Coe: You have had two days.
MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe!
Ms Gallagher: Grow up, Alistair; you really are getting very, very boring.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Members! Mr Barr has the floor.