Page 549 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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I am advised by Roads ACT that the latest available crash data shows that in 2015 there have been three reported crashes at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive.

He then went on to observe that this intersection was upgraded in 2011 as part of the federal black spot program. He talked about the various improvements that were made. I will table his letter in a moment so that members can have access to it.

I will not speak ill of Ms Porter, as she is not here to fill in the facts herself. But it is quite clear, despite what Mrs Kikkert just said, that her representations were responded to, to Ms Porter. I am not in a position to explain why Mrs Kikkert did not receive that, but I would invite Mrs Kikkert to cease making accusations about my role in this matter. I will happily provide her with a copy of this letter, which she does not appear to have received before. I present the following paper:

Intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra Drives—Safety—Copy of letter from the Minister for Roads and Parking to Ms Mary Porter AM MLA, Member for Ginninderra, dated 22 June 2015.

Mrs Dunne: Madam Speaker, could I seek your direction on this? Standing order 46 requires that a member needs to demonstrate that it is a matter of a personal nature. It may be something that needs to be looked at in the review of standing orders, and I am happy if you say as much. I think that the minister responding about his ministerial responsibility is not a personal matter.

MADAM SPEAKER: I will remind everybody, and it will be very clear tomorrow, that there is a review of standing orders. I took from that that Mr Rattenbury was personally upset with the way his actions were interpreted.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.54): I seek to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.


MR COE: Earlier today, and on other occasions, Ms Fitzharris has accused the opposition of not raising the Mitchell light rail stop. Today she said:

I do not recall once—not once, Madam Speaker—the Canberra Liberals ever discussing a light rail stop.

She also said late last year, extensively and persistently:

… they were nowhere requesting this in 2013, 2014 and 2015—nor, indeed, in 2016.

This is wrong. It is patently false. Either these assertions are lazy and she has not done a Google search or she is deliberately being deceitful. But one way or another, I do not think these statements should remain on the record untested. I urge Ms Fitzharris to come back into the Assembly, to correct the record and to apologise for these assertions.

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