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

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expose that there are still those 82 applications in the system, totalling $15 million. They are not going ahead because people are worried, people are scared and people cannot make a buck out of it.

I thank him very much for part (b) where he reveals that this vaunted tax has only raised $7 million, when at this time of the year you would expect it would have been up around the $12 million, $13 million, $14 million mark. This tax is a failure. This minister has failed in his application of the tax. This minister has failed by having such a tax in place. This minister is hurting housing affordability. This minister is hurting the economy. And through that, this minister is hurting the average taxpayer of the ACT. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That the amendment 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.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Christian Schools Australia

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.31): I rise today to acknowledge the work of Christian Schools Australia. Christian Schools Australia is the largest association of independent Christian schools in Australia and its role is to be a strong national voice for Christian schools. CSA supports Christian schools by promoting principles of religious freedom, choice and equitable and fair funding. CSA was formed in 2002 as an amalgamation of Christian Community Schools and the Christian Schools Association of Queensland. CSA has a membership of 140 schools, educating 55,000 students, including Brindabella Christian College and Trinity Christian School here in the ACT.

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