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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3811..


MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (5.29): I thank those members who have spoken in support of this motion and thank Ms Hunter for her sensible amendment. I look forward to seeing Mr Seselja's tabled correspondence later today and the tabled replies to that correspondence regarding the matter of the slashing of the 12,000 commonwealth public service jobs. I am sure that, as Mr Barr has said, we will all be very interested to see these letters when they are tabled later today. I would encourage him to do that as soon as possible. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 4: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mr Hanson Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Parkwood Road recycling estate—fire

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.32): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that a significant fire started at the Parkwood Road Recycling Estate on Saturday, 20 August 2011;

(b) that in excess of 15 fire units from the fire brigade and the ACT Rural Fire Service were required to attend to the blaze;

(c) the outstanding efforts of all Emergency Service personnel who attended the blaze;

(d) past inspections by the Emergency Services Authority and the Property Group established that there were fire risks at the Estate; and

(e) the Government was advised that a thorough risk management plan of the entire Parkwood site should be conducted; and

(2) calls on the Government to table:


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