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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (17 September) . .

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Mr Rattenbury

Noes 7: Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (5.22): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT community is strongly engaged with the arts and cultural activities;

(b) Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show the ACT has the highest attendance rate at cultural venues and events (93 percent) than any other jurisdiction in Australia;

(c) ABS figures show 100 percent of young people aged 15 to 24 years in the ACT attended a cultural venue or event in the 12 months prior to interview in 2009-2010;

(d) the ABS figures show 79 percent of ACT children aged five to 14 years attended a public library, museum or gallery or a performing arts event at least once outside of school hours;

(e) the ACT had the highest attendance rates at museums and art galleries in 2011, with 46 percent of those aged 15 years and over attending at least once, compared to the national average of 26 percent;

(f) the Live Performance Australia Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey found a 29.4 percent increase in attendances at live performances in the ACT in 2013;

(g) in 2009-2010, the Masterpieces from Paris exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, supported by the ACT Government, broke attendance records for public exhibitions in Australia and boosted the ACT economy by approximately $94 million;

(h) in 2009-2010, cultural funding provided by the ACT Government totalled $95.3 million, which equated to $268.41 per person in the ACT;

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