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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1074..

guarantees in that, whereas what we have put forward, that form of system, has actually worked in other jurisdictions.

We are putting in place things that have failed before. They have failed before but we are going to do it again. There are no guarantees for people there. Again, how much more is putting in place more and more incentives going to cost the disability sector? We have done no analysis. PricewaterhouseCoopers did no analysis of what all those incentives will cost the community and did no analysis of what was being put forward by the WAT Consortium. We have got nothing on that. It is really disappointing that the report did not come out with that or did not consider a particular recommendation from a key group and did not do any costings on that.

I am very disappointed that we have not received support on this, particularly from Mr Doszpot. There is a lot of frustration in the disability sector about this. They are going to continue to be frustrated because we are going to have more of the same. I suspect that two years down the track we are going to go down this track because what we put in place is not going to work. I hope I am proved wrong and it does work, but I suspect that it is not and that we are going to spend a lot of money on something that did not work in the past and we are going to have to go down this track where we try something different because people with a disability, frankly, are not getting an adequate service. It is an essential service for them and, again, we are going to have a solution that is not going to provide them with something which is crucial to their lives, to live a free life, to be a functioning member of the community.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4: Ms Bresnan Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury

Noes 11: Mr Barr Ms Burch Mr Corbell Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Ms Gallagher Mr Hanson Mr Hargreaves Mr Seselja Mr Smyth Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Health—performance reports

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (3.18): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

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