Page 1558 - Week 04 - Thursday, 29 March 2012

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MR BARR: Our record of infrastructure delivery is 10 times in a fiscal year what those opposite could deliver. We focus our infrastructure programs on things that matter to the community—health and education; record levels of investment, making up for many years of neglect from those opposite. The single largest investment in public education in the history of the territory, the best record of delivery of the building the education revolution program of any jurisdiction in Australia, the best record, all better than the state Liberal governments—

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order members! Mr Barr, I think we will wrap it up here.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Construction industry—work safety

MR CORBELL: Yesterday in question time Ms Le Couteur asked me how many sites in Canberra the government currently contracts to Kenoss Contractors and whether all of these sites have been recently inspected, I assume, by WorkSafe ACT.

I can advise Ms Le Couteur that Kenoss are involved in work on only two government contract sites—Barry Drive and Molonglo stage 1B. WorkSafe ACT has visited both sites since the accident on Barry Drive occurred and prohibition notices are in place on both sites.

I am advised that Kenoss is also involved in work on a site in Queanbeyan. WorkSafe ACT will be advising WorkCover New South Wales of the action it has taken to date in relation to Kenoss.

Personal explanation

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46. I have been misrepresented by the Leader of the Opposition in a press release.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Minister Barr.

MR BARR: The Leader of the Opposition issued a press release—

Members interjecting—

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