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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 7 Hansard (5 August) . .

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Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

MADAM SPEAKER: In accordance with the Proportional Representation (Hare-Clark) Entrenchment Act 1994 and the practice of this Assembly, I will direct the Clerk to ring the bells.

The bells have been rung and all members are present.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 17: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Coe Mr Corbell Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Noes 0

Question so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of a two-thirds majority of members.

Bill agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Telstra business awards

MR WALL (Brindabella) (5.42): I rise this evening to acknowledge and congratulate all recipients and nominees for the 2014 Telstra ACT business awards. I had the pleasure of attending the awards at the QT hotel on 4 July, when it was great to meet and talk to so many business owners and operators who are all such substantial contributors to our city's diverse economy.

Will Irving, the group managing director for Telstra Business, said in his opening address—and the remarks are in the booklet—that in every pocket of Australia, in far-flung remote towns, in suburban fringes and in our sprawling metropolises, small and medium-size businesses are being brilliant; they are the heart of many local communities and they are the backbone of the Australian economy. Small and medium-size businesses in the ACT are no different. I would like to echo those sentiments and also pay tribute to Telstra for their continuing initiative with the Telstra business awards to identify and celebrate the successes of local small and medium-size businesses.


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