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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . .

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Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

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

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Arts—community events

MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (3.55): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Canberra Day events this year were a continuing success with record attendance;

(b) that Canberra paid tribute to the Centenary of Anzac with a special, one-off concert featuring a traditional "Beating Retreat" ceremony by the Australian Defence Force and a performance from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra;

(c) the growing cultural strengths of the capital;

(d) as part of a packed events program Enlighten, the Night Noodle Market, the Balloon Spectacular, and Art not Apart helped draw tourists from across the region and boost the local economy; and

(e) these events are part of what makes Canberra the most liveable city in the world; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) deliver high quality events for the community;

(b) work with the local business and community sector to promote a wide range of events in Canberra; and

(c) support the work of Access Canberra to make it easier for the private sector to start and operate events in the ACT.


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