Page 2914 - Week 07 - Thursday, 7 June 2012

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MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (6.33): Mr Speaker, I will briefly close the debate. The situation is that we have to make a decision. Minister Burch has made the wrong decision, and it is time for the Assembly to remake it for her. And this motion today remakes that decision. Minister Burch has behaved very badly, as we have seen on a number of occasions. As an example of how she has been selective in her quotation, for instance, she relies on two musicians to put to bed all the views of a whole range of people—Peter Sculthorpe; Ross Edwards, Graham Koehne, Andrew Ford, performers like Tobias Cole and Louise Page, not to mention Chris Latham and most of the music fraternity in the ACT. There are only two musicians ever counter to this, and one of them she quoted today. At the committee hearing he somewhat undermined his own evidence by saying that he had never heard a performance in the Fitters Workshop. That is in the Hansard. So Minister Burch is very good at trying to put people down by selective quotations, in the same way that she attempted to put me down by selective quotations.

Minister Barr has made an extraordinary comment here today, and it shows that they are grasping at straws. Yesterday in this place we passed a bill to establish three new official visitors. None of that was considered unconstitutional. The issue here today is that we have to remake this decision for Minister Burch. I encourage the Assembly to do just that: remake that decision.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Barr

Ms Porter

Mr Doszpot

Mr Rattenbury

Dr Bourke

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Mr Hanson

Mr Smyth

Ms Gallagher

Ms Hunter

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Curtin Community Bank

Australian Hellenic memorial

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (6.38): Today I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Curtin Community Bank branch, attended by nearly 200 people. This bank already has over 175 shareholders who have bought over $780,000 worth of shares in

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