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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 March 2010) . . Page.. 833 ..

think of any political strategy of their own; so they simply use Tony Abbott’s. Zed Seselja is just a miniature Tony Abbott trying to copy what Tony Abbott does in the federal parliament.

Mr Hanson: You are a miniature Peter Garrett.

MR CORBELL: But do they seriously believe that they can finger the ACT government or Simon Corbell on the issue of the problems with the home insulation scheme? Because, at the end of the day, that is what they are trying to do. That is what they are trying to do.

Mr Seselja: You misled the Assembly.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please, Clerk.

MR CORBELL: I would much rather be compared to Peter Garrett than Tony Abbott any day, I have got to say.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, could you sit down. Members of the opposition—

Mr Hanson: I think he has finished.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, have you finished?

MR CORBELL: No, I have not.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: No, he has not finished. Mr Smyth, sit. Remain seated, please. The reason I have asked for the clock to be stopped is that I have asked you several times to remain silent while Mr Corbell is speaking and you are ignoring me. Next time someone on this side opens their mouth, I am going to warn them. So you have been told. Please remain silent for just a few more minutes; that is all you have got to go. Can you contain yourselves, please. Thank you.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. And what is quite clear is that the Liberal opposition are trying to construct a political attack which is a straight mimicking of Tony Abbott and what is happening in the federal parliament. It is pathetic. It is lazy and it just shows they do not have an agenda of their own.

Mr Seselja is quite clearly trying to be a mini Tony Abbott. I do not believe in any way that I am anywhere like or as significant a public figure as Peter Garrett but, if they want to compare me to Peter Garrett, I am delighted. I am delighted because I think Peter Garrett has a lot more integrity than anyone on that side of this chamber.

But what I would say in conclusion is that this was not an ACT government program. You cannot try to finger the ACT government.

Mr Coe: What do you think about uranium?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Coe, you are warned.

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