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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 10 Hansard (18 October) . . Page.. 3112..


Question put.

That Mr Smyth's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Dr Foskey

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee

Report 29

Debate resumed from 28 August 2007, on motion by Mr Gentleman:

That the report be noted.

MR SPEAKER: I call Dr Foskey.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.34): Mr Speaker, I brought on the debate on this very important report today in order to highlight the link between poverty alleviation and public transport during Anti-Poverty Week.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Dr Foskey, you have already spoken on the matter. I call Mr Gentleman.

Mr Gentleman: Thank you, Mr Speaker—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: No, you will be closing the debate.

Dr Foskey: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to speak again.

Leave not granted.

MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Pratt.

MR PRATT (Brindabella) (11.35): Thank you, Mr Speaker. While the report into ACTION buses and the sustainable transport plan is a welcome start in addressing the many, many issues facing public transport, the report glides over many issues and there are many glaring omissions. I just want to stress the point that this report is titled ACTION buses and the sustainable transport plan. I just want to go back and look at the report itself and note that it was on 7 December 2004 that the ACT Legislative Assembly agreed to establish general purpose standing committees, and it was resolved, for example:


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