Page 1571 - Week 04 - Thursday, 29 March 2012

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DR BOURKE: I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hanson) adjourned to the next sitting.

Personal explanation

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Gaming and Racing): I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46 in relation to a matter where I have been misrepresented.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): You claim to be personally misrepresented?

MS BURCH: Yes, Madam Assistant Speaker.


MS BURCH: Yesterday in the debate on the Holder site for children’s services, Mrs Dunne said:

In 2010 when this proposal—

that was a reference to Flynn School—

was first put forward, I specifically asked the minister whether this was part of their 2008 commitment, and she told me it was not.

After that, I checked the Hansard for 30 June 2010, and I cite the following:

MRS DUNNE: Minister, is the $4 million allocation to the childcare centre at Flynn in addition to the 2008 election promise or instead of the ACT Labor Party’s 2008 election promise?

MS BURCH: It is part of the 2008 election commitments.

I invite Mrs Dunne to correct the record.


Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Bresnan be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

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