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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . . Page.. 1488..


I would like to very quickly address a couple of things Ms Hunter raised because I think it is important that we all share this. She said there was not a lot of detail put in there. That was quite deliberate. One of the things about taking things to a national perspective is that you go to the ministerial council in the principle stage first up. You get everybody absolutely stoked up in agreement and then what happens is that one jurisdiction will be charged with going away and doing the detail. I would be encouraging our minister to be one of those people that go away and work out the detail, which I would hope would be okay with the Greens.

The other thing is that Ms Hunter made the point that it is sad that people coming from New South Wales into the ACT are not able to use the concessions. The reason for that is a lack of reciprocity. We are not about to give too much free to the people of New South Wales; we give them enough as it is, and have to fight over cross-border initiatives around mental health issues and things like that, without having to give it away. We really need to have a national scheme and have that reciprocity.

In closing, I thank everybody for their support and if anybody is listening and streaming from the National Union of Students I would ask them to start agitating in every jurisdiction they know. Online petitions are fantastic and a lot of noise outside Parliament House in Queensland. I am sure Cameron Newman will support it—about the only thing he will support, because he is almost a student himself. I thank everybody for their support.

Motion agreed to.

Planning—Jamison Group Centre

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.48): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the important role the Jamison Group Centre plays in the community for residents, shoppers and traders;

(b) the considerable private sector investments made to parts of the Group Centre in recent years;

(c) the poor provision of parking at the Centre;

(d) the inadequacy of the Government's consultation regarding proposed changes at the Centre; and

(e) the lack of clarity about who is responsible for consulting with the community about proposals for development;

(2) acknowledges that a public meeting of more than 200 people took place on 28 March 2011, where the overwhelming sentiment of the meeting was that


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