Page 2212 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 3 August 2016

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MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hinder, will you sit down for a second, please. Did you just say that something was a lie?

MR HINDER: I questioned whether it was a lie.

MADAM SPEAKER: Could you withdraw, please?

MR HINDER: I withdraw.


MR HINDER: The scare campaign from the Canberra Liberals is common. They are masters of it. If it is not “triple your rates” it is this $1.78 billion. More recently we have heard about a smell, and we continue to hear about a smell; more scare campaigning. It appears that if Mr Hanson talks about a smell often enough, people might believe there is a smell. It is a cunning plan, cunning like a fox. It has worked before. It might work again. I think Mr Hanson needs to be careful, though, because there is an old saying about foxes: a fox smells its own scent first.

Any government run by Mr Hanson would definitely have a scent about it, and it will not be a good one. I think the smell is coming from over that side of the house, not from over here. While we are on the subject of foxes, I think he has become the desert fox pretty quickly, because that is what Canberra’s economy would become, a desert, under any Liberal government.

In finishing, I would like to suggest that people reflect on the government’s performance to date as opposed to the lack of any ideas coming from the other side other than cuts and damage to our economy. I commend the motion.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Coe

Mrs Jones

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Ms Lawder

Dr Bourke

Mr Hinder

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.26 to 2.30 pm.

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