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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1742..


MR COE (continuing):

In conclusion, we will be voting against the amendment moved by Ms Le Couteur. We urge the Assembly and the government to take a different stance on this issue and to show some leadership for the people of Dunlop.

Ms Le Couteur: I understand I can close the debate on my amendment.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, you have spoken; I am sorry, you cannot have the call unless you seek leave.

Question put:

That Ms Le Couteur's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 5

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Gallagher

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Land—release

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (12.07): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) last month's CommSec State of the States report, which ranks the ACT as the best performing economy in the country;

(b) CommSec commentary that this performance is, to a considerable degree, attributable to the ACT government's accelerated land release program, and the impact of these releases on residential construction activity; and

(c) the recent Access Economics Business Outlook released 27 April 2010 which stated "... the ACT benefited from being one of the earlier jurisdictions to recognise the need to increase the pace of land release ... the greater availability of land and houses means that population growth is still on the up at a time when it has turned down for Australia as a whole"; and


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