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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 7 Hansard (29 June) . . Page.. 2868..

was a test for her to say, "I am different, I am open and I am going to back up my rhetoric with some action."She has failed. And the Greens have failed, because they have decided to fall into line on a principle which they apparently used to hold dear.

I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

Noes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Social procurement

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (5.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee inquiry report into ACT Government Procurement;

(b) that government social procurement is an important part of post school options for people with a disability;

(c) that the Government issued a procurement circular 2010/02 Social Procurement in June 2010;

(d) that the ACT Government launched the social enterprises hub in June 2010;

(e) the capacity of ACT Government procurement decisions to affect positive social and economic outcomes, particularly amongst disadvantaged groups within the community;

(f) that supporting local social enterprises through government procurement is an important way to support the local economy; and

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