Gungahlin Al has been in touch to point out that the the disgracefully slovenly ACT Legislative Assembly Hansard service has finally spun it’s laggardly wheels and the December sitting is now available. Al forwarded me this exchange:
MR HARGREAVES: But the wish list that they had was an interesting one and I will go through a few of them. One was waiting lists for aged care accommodation. Yes, we were going to do that some time ago. Another was a land bank for aged persons accommodation care. We have already got that. Another was multiunit properties. We have already got that; it is in Housing ACT. In fact, I could take a couple of people around on a tour if they want one.
Mr Coe: I’ve asked you for that.
MR HARGREAVES: Did you say something, young fella?
Mr Coe: I’ve asked you for a tour.
MR HARGREAVES: I would not give you a tour of the old-people homes because you will frighten them.
Mr Coe: Thanks. Good on you; you’re a real professional, minister.
MR HARGREAVES: You, my dear boy, would not know the meaning of the word. My dear fellow, you were still in a sandpit when we were in here looking after the people of Canberra, and I will be here the day you go back to the sandpit. You are just such an absolutely appalling addition to this place. You should take some advice from some wise people such as Mr Doszpot.
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Burch) Can we get back to the subject, minister.
Mr Coe: Great use of the MPI! Great use of it!
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Coe, please.
MR HARGREAVES: Mr Coe, you are a stand-up joke.
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Finish now.
MR HARGREAVES: In fact, I suggest that you go and use some public transport. (Time expired.)
I suppose that if we must be represented by both Messrs Hargreaves and Coe it’s nice that they can at least be rude to each other for our entertainment.