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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4290..


MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (10.48): The Greens also will not be supporting the Labor Party's proposed amendment for the same reasons that Mr Seselja has outlined. Basically, almost everything relating to supermarket policy, and planning policy related to it, is touched upon, or could be regarded as touched upon in some way, by the Giralang decision.

So if we say that anything which has any relevance, no matter how big or small to Giralang, is not open for the inquiry to look at, we may as well not have the inquiry. I would like to see us do as good as an inquiry as we can in the circumstances. For that reason, the Greens will not be supporting Mr Barr's amendment.

Mr Barr's amendment to Mr Seselja's proposed amendment negatived.

Mr Seselja's amendment agreed to.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.50): Just briefly to close, I thank members for their support for this inquiry. I hope that it will be a useful and thorough inquiry that will look at the whole range of issues that have been associated both with the development of this policy but also, particularly, how it is being applied and how it can be improved in the future.

I think it is important that the committee is able to do that work without fear or favour. I think that the wording of the motion that we have agreed to today gives sufficient scope for that to occur. Hopefully at the end of that process, we can get to the bottom of not only what has gone wrong but also to how we can actually improve it into the future. I thank members for their support and I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, you now have the option, as part of the cognate debate, to move your motion.

Ms Le Couteur: Mr Speaker, there is no point in moving my motion. I want to pass on it, I guess—whatever the technical term is.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 7

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.51): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 7—A Review of Campaign Financing Laws in the ACT, dated 22 September 2011, including dissenting comment (Mr Hargreaves) and additional comments (Ms Hunter).

I move:

That the report be noted.


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