Page 3112 - Week 10 - Thursday, 15 August 2013

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MS GALLAGHER: That is open government. Go and find another government that reports cabinet summaries online.

Mr Hanson: You won’t tell us when you met.

MS GALLAGHER: You can have a look right here, thank you, Mr Hanson. I am not your research assistant. If you want to find out when the capital metro met, have a look at the cabinet summaries. It has met several times and I chair the subcommittee.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Chief Minister, how could it be that a member on the subcommittee had not seen the full cost-benefit analysis for capital metro, as of 28 June 2013?

MS GALLAGHER: I think you are speaking of Minister Rattenbury. The issue around the cost-benefit analysis was that that came to cabinet prior to him joining the cabinet in November 2012.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, have you seen the full cost-benefit analysis? If so, when?

MS GALLAGHER: The cost-benefit analysis which was used in the submission to Infrastructure Australia did come to cabinet prior to the election last year; so yes, I did see it as a member of that cabinet.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.

DR BOURKE: Chief Minister, could you tell us more about the benefits of the capital metro project to Canberra?

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you, Dr Bourke. Yes, I can. This government is very excited about the capital metro project, despite the scaremongering that Liberal parties are famous for right around the country and one which they have decided to continue with on this project. I was trying to recall the last major project which perhaps got the same response from the Liberals—the naysayers, the can’t do, the won’t do, their favourite little beef—and the project that sprang to mind was the National Arboretum: “Can’t do it, don’t build it, it is a waste of money, the forest will never grow, no-one will ever like it,” and now they are all up there wining and dining regularly.

Mr Wall: On a point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Chief Minister, like everybody else in this place, when a point of order is called, you have to yield to the person who is making the point of order. And I should not have to raise my voice. Mr Wall, you have a point of order.

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