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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 6154..


future ministers for planning might be or what their motives might be—trust is not good enough for these important remnant areas.

That is why we have moved these amendments today. It is a shame that they will not receive support. I think Ms Le Couteur and her office have worked hard to identify amendments that are reasonable and that provide the necessary and appropriate safeguards as some of these pressures come on in future. I make, I guess, a final plea to colleagues in the Assembly to reconsider their positions. As I said, we would be quite happy to adjourn this and come back on another day. I do not believe there is any rush. It seems that some further discussion may result in some better understanding of what Ms Le Couteur is proposing and may, in fact, result in a better outcome. I would invite members to consider that.

Question put:

That Ms Le Couteur's amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 3: Ms Bresnan Ms Hunter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 13: Mr Barr Ms Burch Mr Coe Mr Corbell Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Ms Gallagher Mr Hanson Mr Hargreaves Ms Porter Mr Seselja Mr Smyth Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Clauses 2 to 34 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Valedictory

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (5.31): This evening on this last sitting day of the year—a testing day for perhaps all politicians in a trying profession, the calling that we all enjoy—I would very much like to extend my best


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