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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 3 Hansard (9 April) . . Page.. 886..


individuals and their wellbeing. I am proud to move this motion today. I would ask members to vote for it. It is not unreasonable when other processes have run out that we bring a matter back to the ultimate court of the land, which is the Assembly. I would seek your assistance on this motion.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6: Mr Coe Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 7: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Mr Corbell Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Economy—digital Canberra action plan

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (5.19): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of the ACT Government's Digital Canberra Action Plan to accelerate business engagement with the digital economy and help businesses access new customers and markets;

(b) the ACT Government's investment of more than $12 million in NICTA over 2012-2016 towards research into innovative service delivery in areas such as e-health and e-government;

(c) that access to hi-speed internet improves education opportunities for all Canberrans;

(d) the benefits that free Wi-Fi will bring to civic life and tourism in our town centres;

(e) the potential for high skilled job growth in our innovative information and communications technology sector in the ACT; and

(f) the Federal Government's plan to limit the construction of the National Broadband Network to fibre to the node instead of fibre to the premises; and


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