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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 10 Hansard (14 August) . . Page.. 3022..


the Prime Minister to highlight the uncertainty caused by federal Labor policies to older Australians who choose to retire in Canberra.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing): Mr Assistant Speaker, I seek leave under standing order 46 to make a personal explanation.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Gentleman): Mr Rattenbury, do you feel that you have been—

MR RATTENBURY: Mr Doszpot went to some lengths to identify the fact that I had left the chamber during the discussion. It is true that I had briefly stepped out of the chamber. I simply want to take the opportunity to assure Mr Doszpot that I was listening to his speech upstairs on the internal television reticulation system. I think these matters are of considerable importance and I think Mr Doszpot was incorrect in reflecting on the fact that I was not physically in the chamber somehow indicating I had less interest in the matters.

Question put:

That Mr Doszpot's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Budget 2013-14

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (4.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the 2013-14 Budget sets out the Government's priorities for this parliamentary term;

(b) that, as part of the 2013 Budget, the Government has included funding for a range of priorities and projects which will ensure that while we are building a stronger economy we are also creating fairness and opportunities for all Canberrans;


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