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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (12 August) . .

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does that mean for next year when the election promises start to come out again? Does that mean they are simply not going to be delivered?

The motion includes the importance of local shops to local communities, but they are not arguing against that. Many local shops are becoming run down and in need of an upgrade. Are they against that? Obviously not, because they have a commitment to upgrade local shops. The government promised in 2012 to upgrade numerous shops. That is the truth. The majority of the promised upgrades have not been completed or even commenced. That is the truth, too. Finally, the motion calls on the government to undertake the upgrades to all local shops as promised in 2012.

The government seems to have a problem with paragraph (2), which calls on the government to undertake the upgrades to all local shops as promised. It is interesting that the government is going to be, in effect, voting against the Labor policy of 2012. We are quite happy to endorse this policy of 2012. Why is the Labor Party not willing to back its own policy of 2012? What are the other priorities? What are the things the government thinks are of higher order than the policy as promised in 2012? It is disappointing the amendment is going to water down the motion such that it does not give any commitment whatsoever to all the people the government made promises to in 2012.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

At approximately 6 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and negatived.

Sitting suspended from 5.52 to 7.30 pm.

Appropriation Bill 2015-2016

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee report

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—government response]

Debate resumed.

Detail stage

Education and Training Directorate—schedule 1, part 1.9.

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (7.30): Education and Training by any measure continues to require a significant amount of taxpayer dollars. The education minister


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