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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 5 Hansard (31 May) . . Page.. 1279..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Dr Foskey

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Federal budget—impact on ACT economy

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, while we are in the business of correcting things, I seek leave to make a small correction.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: In reviewing Hansard, I noted that I need to correct something I mentioned in a speech yesterday, when I could have given the impression that GST revenue when we first got it was anticipated to be $47 million, and in fact was over $80 million, and GST revenue now is 16 times the amount. What actually has to be corrected, Mr Speaker, is at that time total revenue coming into the government was anticipated to be about $47 million higher than expected because of extra GST revenue. When the revenue figure actually came in, it was higher again, some $80 million over that anticipated, which just went to show how useful for the ACT economy the GST revenue was. The total amount of GST revenue in that first year, I believe, was some $435 million. Accordingly, I think it is important for me to make that point to clarify absolutely what I was saying in that debate so that no-one is under any misapprehension.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Planning—A10 areas

By Dr Foskey , from 230 residents:

TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY.

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that we, the undersigned are concerned that:

(a) The current system of approving building in the A10 zones is being driven by speculating developers and does not have the long term interests of the city and its community at heart.


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