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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 2330..

maintain a supply of affordable housing. You do not stimulate demand without also improving supply, and that is exactly what we are doing.

I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Amendments agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Australian Capital Territory (Ministers) Bill 2013

Debate resumed from 15 May 2013, on motion by Mr Hanson:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the debate be adjourned.

Question put.

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.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.

Economy—cost of living

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (5.32): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Canberra families are experiencing increasing cost of living pressures;

(b) rates and utility charges have increased significantly since ACT Labor came to power in 2001;

(c) the Cost of Living Statement in the 2012-2013 Budget noted an increase of $641.58 in Government rates and charges on an average Canberra family;

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