Page 130 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 28 November 2012

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Mr Barr: The five-year plan was released on budget day.

MR SMYTH: Five-year plan? But the budget is only four years. If you look at the numbers in the budget, it only covers four years.

Mr Barr: So we went a year ahead of that, too, didn’t we?

MR SMYTH: He is a year ahead of it now! Well, where is the rest of it?

Mr Barr: Release the document. Release the document, Brendan.

MR SMYTH: Yesterday we saw the weasel words start to emerge: “We will continue to reduce stamp duty; this is budget neutral; no child will live in poverty by 1990; Gungahlin Drive will be built on time and on budget.”

Mr Barr: There will never, ever be a GST, Brendan. There will never, ever be a GST.

MR SMYTH: We have heard these lines. Remember Jon Stanhope before the 2008 election: “We will deliver a surplus every year.”

Mr Barr: Paint the grass green at Canberra Stadium. Fujitsu, Impulse Airlines.

MR SMYTH: These are the problems with this government.

Mr Barr: Blow up a hospital, why don’t you?

MR SMYTH: They are good on the—

Mr Barr: Why don’t you kill someone blowing up a hospital? Why don’t you do that?

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Barr!

Mr Seselja: Point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think it is all right; I think I can manage this one, Mr Seselja.

Mr Seselja: Well, if I could just make a point of order, Madam Speaker, Mr Barr may be defensive about the fact that he has no answers on this—

MR SMYTH: Could we stop the clock?

MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, stop the clock, please.

Mr Seselja: but to accuse Mr Smyth of killing someone, as he did across the chamber, shows what a low-life he is, frankly, and the level of debate that he wants to take us to in this chamber. He should be asked not just to withdraw but to apologise to Mr Smyth for bringing this parliament so quickly to such a disgraceful use of language—

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