Page 5688 - Week 15 - Thursday, 10 December 2009
Mr Smyth: No, no, when you were exposed—
MS GALLAGHER: Look, I am not embarrassed by the proposal. I actually think it would have been a vote winner for us, Mr Smyth. To actually say that we are trying to rebuild the public health system is a vote winner. You are on the wrong side of this debate and you are all upset about it.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Quiet, please. Stop the clock. Members, we had an extremely unruly question time yesterday. I was a little lenient because I was a little under the weather from a head cold. I am not feeling quite so lenient today and I am warning you collectively now that if we do not have a better question time today I will be taking action to ensure that it happens. I call Ms Gallagher.
MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. In relation to the consultations on this proposal, consultations have gone much longer than the six-week formal consultation period. Indeed, they did not finish in my mind until Wednesday morning. I have been attending forums. I have been meeting with people. I have been doing my job and participating in the debate and the discussions for a lot longer than six weeks.
I notice that six weeks was about all it took for you guys to opt out of the debate. In fact, I think it was much earlier than six weeks. I think you opted out on day one.
Canberra stadium—green energy
MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water.
Ms Gallagher: Surprises will never cease.
MR HANSON: Am I a misogynist? What am I now?
MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, your question.
MR HANSON: Yes, Mr Stanhope?
MR SPEAKER: Is that your question, Mr Hanson?
MR HANSON: No, it is not, actually, Mr Speaker. Minister, I refer you to a press release by the Chief Minister from 14 December 2007, in which he announced the installation of green energy at Canberra stadium. In that release he stated:
Canberra Stadium will go green from next year.
The Chief Minister went on to say:
This installation, the first to be funded from the $1 million, will consist of three wind towers and about 200 photovoltaic panels. The final cost of the investment—