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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . .

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Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That clause 9, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Amendment Bill 2014

Debate resumed from 15 May 2014, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS JONES (Molonglo) (12.01): I rise today to speak to the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Amendment Bill 2014 as shadow minister for mental health. I am pleased that this bill is being debated today. We will be supporting the bill. That is not to say that it has nothing that it could improve on. However, after the sector has experienced an extraordinarily long consultation process of seven years to get us to today, it being a significant piece of legislation and the aim being to update and modernise original legislation, we support this on the whole. Although many in the


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