Page 1028 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 21 March 2012

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Minister, in an interview on WIN Television on 6 March, you said, “The ACT schools policy on weapons says we do not tolerate weapons.”

In fact, the interview Mrs Dunne was referring to occurred on 7 March, not 6 March, and what I actually said was, “The policy on weapons is that they are not tolerated in schools.” The Liberals are keen on accuracy—and I know Mrs Dunne is a stickler for it—so I am sure they will appreciate my correction.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: We are not debating the matter; we are moving on.


Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act, pursuant to subsection 20(1)—Independent Reviewer—Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2011.

Water—Cotter Dam

Debate resumed.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (2:59): I seek leave to move an amendment to my amendment to Mr Barr’s amendment to my original motion.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I move:

Omit subparagraph (2)(a), substitute:

“(a) at the commencement of the sitting on Tuesday, 27 March 2012, the estimate of the actual total cost as it stood at 29 February 2012 for completion of the project to enlarge the Cotter Dam to the point of commissioning into service, together with any supporting briefing documents prepared for the ACTEW Corporation Board for consideration at its meeting on 4 March 2012;”.

Mr Speaker, just before we took the luncheon adjournment, you wisely pointed out that, as my amendment currently stood, it could be interpreted that the answer to the question, no matter how constructed, was $363 million. We know that that is not the correct answer. You made the point that perhaps we should go back and revisit this.

The amendment that I have now circulated asks the government to provide the information by the beginning of the next sitting period—that is, next Tuesday. Essentially what we are asking for is the work that Actew did in preparation for its most recent board meeting to deal with the estimate of the total cost of the dam. From

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