Page 1063 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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projects. And there you go. Let there be some doubt about whether we have available capital in the budget as a whole for our hospital system, but we know, because Andrew Barr told us, that it is light rail at any cost.

Sadly, that is not the only project that we have seen problems with in the health system—the secure mental health facility, the women and children’s hospital, the hospital car park, the bush healing farm, central sterilising services, the walk-in centre, all subject to cost blowouts and delays for years and years. Some of them have had extraordinary cost increases—I have been through them before and I will have a chance, no doubt, to go through them again—and have been subject to extraordinary delay. The secure mental health facility was promised by Simon Corbell in 2006, and where is it?

Do we have confidence in this government to do good infrastructure projects and planning? No, we do not, because the evidence says they have failed on every occasion. As we see in this place today, when it comes to one of the biggest parts of health infrastructure, this government again are in confusion.

Discussion concluded.


Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Model car racing

Gold awards

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (4.27): I would like to inform the Assembly tonight of a couple of events I recently attended. A couple of Saturdays ago the 2013 Super Toyworld, Team Orion and ACT Remote Control Car Club road titles were held here in the ACT, in Kambah in fact. It was a fantastic opportunity for local participants and interstaters to race the latest remote controlled cars. It was the first time on the new track there at Kambah. We had over 70 participants, and that included a host of interstaters. At the event we talked about the centenary and the contribution that their racing was making to the ACT.

I would like to congratulate the ACT Remote Control Car Club, Super Toyworld, Team Orion, Robert Nunn and Auto Body Care on sponsoring the event and some of the winners. The F1 winner was Rodney Maslovsky. The 21.5A winner was Rodney Maslovsky again. The 2.15B winner was Rodney De Haviland. The M-chassis winner was Phillip Merrick. The stock A winner was Andrew Sienniak. The modified A winner was Jordan Cullis. The modified B winner was Keith Chui. The 1/12th scale winner was Mark Wallin.

It was great to see so many people stopping and watching the event too, including passersby. So congratulations to the club on that event.

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