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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 11 Hansard (22 October) . .

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That is the problem. We have got a minister who likes to simplify the issues. She said, "Let's have some intellectual engagement." Her contribution to intellectual engagement was to simply read a list of inputs. As we so often hear from Labor governments, it is all about the money they spend. They do not say: "Did we get value for money? Did it improve the community? Did it grow the community? Did it expand the community?" Instead, it is simply: "We spent the money." We all know that Labor governments are good at spending money, but there are people out there in the community who want to know where that money is going and where the strategy to deliver the framework is. That is why this motion is important. They want to know when the review is being conducted. That is why this motion is important. As we found out at estimates, the government is doing an economic impact assessment of the arts on our community, and most people in the community did not even know it was being done.

This is a minister who is negligent and who is failing in her job as Minister for the Arts. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

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

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

Question so resolved in the negative.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Live lighter

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (6.43): On Monday I represented the Chief Minister at the launch of the live lighter campaign in the ACT. It aims to increase awareness and motivate interest in healthy eating, healthy weight and exercise. True to its message, we started the launch with a healthy dose of activity—walking from the Patrick White lawns and taking the stairs to the fourth floor in the National Library. The Heart Foundation ACT was funded to deliver live lighter through a healthy Canberra grant. An ACT newspoll survey found that the community strongly supports the ACT government taking active steps to reduce levels of overweight and obesity in adults.

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