Page 2299 - Week 08 - Wednesday, 5 June 2013

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MS GALLAGHER: I find that question interesting, considering that you spent a good part of estimates a couple of years ago trying to, I think, kill off this project with running your fear campaign around the location of a winery—

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher, I will ask you to be directly relevant and stop making assertions about people’s character. I will also ask Ms Porter to withdraw the comment that she made when Mr Hanson asked the question.

Ms Porter: I only said he wasn’t listening.

MADAM SPEAKER: No, that is not what you said.

Ms Porter: I beg your pardon; that is what I said.

MADAM SPEAKER: I heard you say he did not care, and you will withdraw the comment.

Ms Porter: I believe that I said that he did not listen.

MADAM SPEAKER: I will have to review the tape.

Ms Porter: Please review the tape. I think I said he did not listen. I could have said that, but I do not recall saying that.

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher.

MS GALLAGHER: This government has a very proud record of investing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, particularly in the health area. We are working to close the gap in terms of—

Mr Hanson interjecting—


MS GALLAGHER: No, in terms of health services for Indigenous Canberrans. I am very pleased with how they are going. This will be in addition to the service suite that is available for Indigenous people in the ACT. We will deliver it, but we are required to go through a number of planning approval processes and, as I said, we have to remediate the sheep dip as part of that work.

Emergency services—infrastructure

MR GENTLEMAN: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, can you please outline for the Assembly the proposed new fire station for Tuggeranong?

MR CORBELL: I am very pleased to confirm that, as indicated in the budget, the government is proceeding with a new fire station for the south Tuggeranong area.

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