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and taking it from there. They would be hammering us lock, stock and barrel for months and months and months. The shoe is on the other foot. The spotlight now is on the Leader of the Opposition. These FOI documents speak ill of his administration of his office. By extension, it speaks ill of his chief of staff’s administration of his office and, by extension, it speaks ill of this Assembly that we cannot manage our own affairs. If this Leader of the Opposition cannot manage his office, how on earth is he going to manage the territory if we are unfortunate enough to have him on this side of the chamber?

Let us have these audits done into this office. Let us be forensic about this. If he has got nothing to worry about, he will produce the lot and we will all come back and say: “Well, congratulations, Mr Seselja. You’ve got a very well run office.” But I do not reckon that is going to happen in the time I have got left in this chamber. Madam Deputy Speaker, I ask members to support the motion.

Question put:

That Mr Hargreaves’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister

Motion of censure

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (11.48), by leave: I move:

That this Assembly censures the Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher MLA, and Deputy Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, for:

(1) misleading the Assembly and community in relation to the proposed government office building; and

(2) wasting millions of taxpayer money to pursue this flawed project.

This is a project that started as a bad idea but it was compounded by a lie to back up that bad idea. Not only did we have that lie put out there in the public arena by the Chief Minister at the time. We then had it backed up by the Treasurer and current Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and by the current Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr. They have lied and lied and lied in order to support their flawed project which they have now walked away from.

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