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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 11 Hansard (23 October) . .

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Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2014 (No 7)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-264 (LR, 13 October 2014).

Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2014 (No 8)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-265 (LR, 13 October 2014).

Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2014 (No 9)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-258 (LR, 13 October 2014).

Totalisator Act—

Totalisator (Commission on Totalisator Betting) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-268 (LR, 13 October 2014).

Totalisator (Licence Fee) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014 269 (LR, 13 October 2014).

Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Official Visitor Act, pursuant to section 17—Official Visitor for Homelessness Services—Annual Report 2013-14.

Transport—light rail

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Dr Bourke): Madam Speaker has received letters from Ms Berry, Dr Bourke Mr Coe, Mrs Jones, Ms Lawder, Ms Porter, Mr Smyth and Mr Wall proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Madam Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Berry be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The important contribution the investment in light rail makes to creating Canberra as one of the world's most liveable cities.

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (3.37): As we recognised in this place yesterday, Canberra has been declared one of the world's most livable cities by the OECD and Australia's most livable city by the Property Council of Australia. We are starting to get noticed, not just around Australia but around the world. People are recognising that Canberra offers a high quality of life for its people. The government are not sitting back and resting on these acknowledgements. We are rolling up our sleeves and making sure we can maintain our reputation and build on it for the future. We are out there telling the world that we are confident, bold and ready for the next century.

Mr Assistant Speaker, it must be recognised that becoming one of the world's most livable cities does not happen overnight. It takes vision, planning and investment. Canberrans are now enjoying the rewards of this government's vision. To ensure this excellent quality of life continues and that we retain our recently gained world title we must continue to think about the long-term vision of Canberra. We cannot afford to sit back and fail to contribute to the greatness of our city. We cannot afford to tear down our achievements, as some do, for their own political gain. We need to work together to support and build a community and make sure that we are all playing our part to deliver the vision and infrastructure our city needs.

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