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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (13 August) . .

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I am sure Mr Rattenbury will appreciate that that comes from his own principles. So let us see whether Mr Rattenbury is in favour of transparent and accountable practices, because what is happening here now is neither transparent nor accountable. Members put notices forward with the expectation that they will go on the notice paper, and for interested parties to see them. And there are plenty of interested parties out there. An interesting thing is that the government says this is to give certainty. Since I have been in this place—

Members interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, could you sit down for a minute? Could you stop the clock please. We are not having a conversation across the chamber, Mr Barr, Mr Coe and Mr Hanson. Mr Smyth is on his feet. He will be heard in silence.

MR SMYTH: The minister says people deserve certainty. Yes, they do; and all people in the territory deserve equal certainty. I cannot understand why the government have to have special certainty just for the government, because it is a government pet project. If the government want certainty they should have taken account of their own practice because the bulk of the territory plan is now the practices that Mr Corbell put in place. The builders in this city and the developers in this city constantly ask for certainty—certainty that the government will not give them.

The time allotted for the debate having expired—

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris 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, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Planning—variations Nos 327 and 347

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (4.14): I move:

That, in accordance with subsection 80(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2007, this Assembly rejects:

(1) Variation No 327 to the Territory Plan—Capital Metro—Light Rail Stage 1—Gungahlin to Civic; and


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