Page 4311 - Week 13 - Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Ms Porter, Madam Deputy Speaker, Stan from Hawker says:

Simon Corbell is amazing. It is amazing that he thinks that the Canberra community will fall for his argument that spending $800million on one corridor will solve a $400million territory wide congestion problem; some people believe him, of course, but there is a fool born every minute.

Ms Berry, PD of Turner says:

If the ACT Government can’t even run a bus system, what makes them think they can run a $1bn tram line?

Minister Burch, Anonymous from Bruce has said:

I do not want my grandchild being saddled with a humongous debt by the time he reaches twenty, just to satisfy the megalomaniacs of the ACT Greens/Labor government.

Mr Gentleman, Derek of Mawson, who I know is a planner and an architect, says:

Canberra’s early planners successfully managed to avoid most of the ugly examples of “wirescape” so common in Sydney and Melbourne. Why are we trying to emulate their mistakes?

Ms Fitzharris, Kent of Nicholls says:

Gungahlin residents deserve to keep the Rapid Service they and other Canberra bus travellers currently enjoy.

Mrs Jones, who has a sense of humour, will take on the title from Penleigh of Reid:

Coming soon to an entertainment venue near you: Dr Tramlove or How I learnt to stop worrying and love the tram.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Corbell, gets two presents. First of all, there is the T-shirt with an encouragement from Anonymous of Belconnen that simply says, “Don’t do it!” But also, because it is his valedictory Christmas, he gets a special gift that may be of future use to him in his career, which will be “Push polling for dummies”.

Madam Deputy Speaker, I am also going to get a T-shirt. It says:

I wish light rail made sense, but it just doesn’t.

That is from Matt of Aranda.


MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (6.09): I am pleased to reflect on the past year this evening in the chamber, a year which has changed my life in many ways. It was an

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