Page 2734 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 6 June 2012

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This initiative will provide support to the ACT community sector in response to the ACT Government’s commitment to fully fund the outcomes of the equal remuneration case, and will manage a series of community—

Mr Hargreaves: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

MRS DUNNE: I am making a personal explanation for which I have leave, Mr Speaker.

Mr Hargreaves: I am raising a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: One moment, Mrs Dunne. Yes, Mr Hargreaves.

Mr Hargreaves: My understanding, Mr Speaker, is that the standing order refers to issues where a member has been misrepresented. So far Mrs Dunne has not indicated in the chamber how she has been misrepresented.

MRS DUNNE: I made it perfectly clear that Minister Burch claimed that I did not know what I was talking about in relation to this initiative, and I am quoting from the budget papers to demonstrate.

MR SPEAKER: Yes. Mrs Dunne, you have the floor; you can continue.

MRS DUNNE: I will just conclude, so as not to be accused of misquoting. The section goes on:

… and will manage a series of community sector reform projects.

There is a note on that page—I will just scroll down—which says—

MR SPEAKER: I think the point is made, Mrs Dunne, thank you.

MRS DUNNE: The note says it is an initiative where there is a levy of 0.34 per cent being charged on the community sector.


Debate resumed.

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (3.23), in reply: In closing, I would like to thank members for their contributions to this debate. Mr Seselja again showed a depth of knowledge across a broad range of portfolios and a knowledge of the health portfolio that gives me great comfort, and should give members of our community great comfort, that should he be the Chief Minister in October he has a great understanding of the issues affecting them, in particular in the health system. I thank him for his contribution.

Mrs Dunne’s contribution was quite moving. She presented a human side and talked about her family experience. Mrs Dunne has about three decades of experience as a

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