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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4366..


I do not think that my position is redneck. The position that I have adopted is consistent with the position of every state and territory in Australia. It is consistent with the UK. It is consistent with New Zealand. The only people that do not agree with that, in terms of the government and in terms of ideology, are the people sitting on the crossbench and the government bench.

You can describe me as a pig; you can describe me as a redneck; you can describe me by basically saying that I am being negligent and supporting the death of prisoners in the Alexander Maconochie Centre. I see you nodding your head, Mr Hargreaves. This is pretty strong language that is being used. As we move forward with this debate, it is unhelpful. You need to recognise that, in calling me redneck, calling me a pig and saying that I am basically wilfully accepting or encouraging the death of prisoners, that is an allegation you are making against every corrections officer here in the ACT who does not support an NSP. That is disgraceful.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 3: Mr Doszpot Mr Hanson Mr Smyth

Noes 7: Mr Barr Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Employment—people with disabilities

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (8.08): I seek leave to amend my motion on the notice paper in the terms that have been circulated.

Leave granted.

MS BRESNAN: These are just minor amendments around the wording of "disability"and "disabilities". This has come through consultation we have had with disability groups about the correct terms to use. So these are just minor amendments to correct that. I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the June 2009 report entitled Making Diversity Work: A study of the employment of people with disabilities in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service by People with Disabilities ACT;


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