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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 2 Hansard (22 February) . . Page.. 679..


(a) that clauses 7 and 8 be agreed to;

(b) that the Title be agreed to; and

(c) that this Bill, as amended, be agreed to.

Detail stage

Clause 7 negatived.

Clause 8 negatived.

Title agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Economy

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (7.46): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that confidence is a vital and significant contributor of economic activity and job generation in any economy;

(b) that the ACT has a strong and vibrant economy and a highly skilled, innovative and diversified workforce;

(c) that the ACT economy continues to expand and mature as investment in innovative technology reaps benefits, together with the investment in and expansion of our role as the health and education provider to the south east region;

(d) that our economy has performed well across many sectors, with:

(i) very low unemployment;

(ii) higher average wages than the national average;

(iii) high average disposable incomes;

(iv) robust economic and population growth; and

(v) lower proportion of tax to Gross State Product than the national average; and

(e) that there is a need for all ACT political parties to have coherent and detailed policies focussed on strengthening our economy and support local job and skill creation; and


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