Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (Wednesday, 9 December 2009) . . Page.. 5553 ..
House. There are those that support it and there are those that are against it, and all for different reasons. Mr Hargreaves’s comments are very in line with the sentiment of the meeting last night that we attended, where 80 people came to talk about the future of Clare Holland House. I am not saying that these discussions are not difficult, but my job, and the proposal that is on the table, is about addressing those concerns. That is the conversation I have had with Mr Hargreaves. We have had those discussions and we will continue to have those discussions.
Opting out—the way the Liberal Party have approached this, just to take the easy road out and not be part of any of those discussions—means that you are not part of any of the solutions. I do not believe when we—
Mr Hanson: I was part of those discussions last night, Katy.
MS GALLAGHER: You were part of those discussions in the sense of saying that you have already formed your views and you are not actually looking or participating in any further negotiations.
Mr Hanson: You have already formed your views, Katy.
MS GALLAGHER: I am negotiating, Mr Hanson. I am negotiating with everybody other than you because you have taken your views—
Mr Hanson: You have a position. You have a very clear position.
MS GALLAGHER: I’m sorry if you are feeling a bit left out now if you had not quite worked out that, by taking a position, you would not allow yourself any room to move. When you put a proposal on the table and there is a community consultation—
Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: could you remind those opposite of standing order 202.
MS GALLAGHER: When there is a proposal on the table and concerns are raised through that process, the government will look at ways to address those concerns. That is what we have committed to do. What you will—
Mr Coe: What part is open to negotiation?
MS GALLAGHER: When the government finalises its position, you guys will be left out in the cold, because you have not been part of any of the solution or any of the discussions.
Mr Coe: What part of the deal is open to negotiation?
MS GALLAGHER: I do not shy away from difficult decisions, Mr Hanson.
Mr Coe: What part of the deal, Katy? What part of the deal?
MS GALLAGHER: I do not shy away from them just for the sake of the fact that I might have to attend a couple of difficult meetings. That is not me doing my job