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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 162..


I have asked her to apologise. She broke her promise. She said she would build three walk-in centres—in black and white—and that was a lie, because she did not. No two ways about it. How can it not be a lie?

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, I ask you to withdraw.

MR HANSON: Okay, I withdraw it. I will use other language—it was misleading, it was not the truth, it failed to be delivered, it was a breach of trust. We can use any language we like, but we know what the meaning is. Katy Gallagher said one thing and she did another. You can look in the dictionary for what that word means because I am pretty clear what it is.

I encourage members of this Assembly to support my motion, and I foreshadow we will not be supporting the amendment from the Labor Party. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That Ms Gallagher's amendment, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

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

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Residential Tenancies (Minimum Housing Standards) Amendment Bill 2011

Debate resumed from 24 August 2011, on motion by Mr Rattenbury:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (11.51): The intention behind this bill is noble. No-one, I would hope, could disagree with the idea of making ACT rental housing better, safer, more energy efficient and generally more liveable. The government certainly does not. However, the government cannot support this bill today. While we welcome moves to improve the quality of rental stock in the ACT and the stated aims of this bill, there are ways that ACT rental stock can be improved that will not have the serious negative effect that this bill is likely to have on the ACT's private rental market.


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