Page 3769 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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Personal explanation

MR COE (Ginninderra): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented, Mr Coe?

MR COE: I do, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, then you may proceed.

MR COE: Thank you. I believe I have been misrepresented by Mr Barr in his response to my question about revenue measures—namely, rates, land tax and the CBD levy. He deliberately misrepresented my view and construed it for political reasons.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, do you want to state how you were misrepresented? You have not made that clear to the Assembly.

MR COE: I think I did.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Farrer shops—Proposed IGA supermarket—Mr Doszpot (1293 signatures).

Supplementary answers to question without notice

Planning—draft variation 307

Mr Speaker, just to clarify further, during question time, I think Ms Le Couteur—or it might have been Ms Hunter—asked me about my answer about draft variation 307 and when I had received draft variation 307. I am advised by my office that the draft variation arrived in my office on Thursday, 18 August, and I was asked the question by Ms Le Couteur the same day. I cannot tell you when I received the actual file—whether it was before or after question time.

Government office building

Debate resumed.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (2.57): I rise to speak on the motion brought by Mr Seselja prior to lunch regarding the government’s accommodation strategy for its workforce.

Naturally, the Canberra Liberals oppose improving employment conditions for public servants. They do so blindly, they do so despite the facts, and they do so wilfully. The

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