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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (10 April) . .

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MR HANSON: There is no doubt that there is a level of concern over there, that they are pretty titchy, that the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are nervous about what is going on. They are concerned about what is going on. They do not want any additional scrutiny. They are pretty happy with what Mr Rattenbury has done today.

I will now, in closing, finish my remarks. I think everybody now knows where we all stand. I think this has been a bit of a watershed day for Mr Rattenbury. He had a decision to make, and he has made that. It is disappointing for the community, but I think it is probably not one that is a great surprise; it is just disappointing.

I would say to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, that the community ultimately will be the biggest losers out of what has happened today and so will ACTEW, in many ways, because public confidence in that institution will not be restored until a full performance review audit is conducted. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Seselja Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendments agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Budget—lease variation charge

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.45): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the continued underperformance of the Government's Lease Variation Charge (LVC);

(b) that rather than the $9.7 million anticipated for the December Quarter year to date 2012, the LVC collected $2 million;


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