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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . .

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So, even though these people are supposedly the beneficiaries of it, they are actually not. The vast majority of people in Gungahlin will be worse off as a result of this project, be it through cancelled public transport, road congestion or the serious inconveniences during construction—let alone having to foot the bill for all this as well. Of course, hundreds of thousands of other Canberrans are in exactly the same situation. We call on the government to take a reasonable approach to this light rail contract and to support our motion.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

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

Noes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Restorative justice

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (11.20): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the long and fruitful history of restorative approaches in Canberra, starting with ACT Policing-led conferencing in the 1990s and including the ground-breaking RISE (Re-Integrative Shaming Experiments) which led to a global proliferation of restorative justice programs and research;

(b) the success of the ACT Government delivering phase one of the restorative justice scheme which enabled the Restorative Justice Unit to manage referrals for young people who have committed less serious crimes;

(c) more than a decade of valuable service from the Restorative Justice Unit to people affected by crime in the ACT community;

(d) the funding commitment of $2.1 million over four years for phase two which will allow the Restorative Justice Unit to manage referrals for young people and adults, including for serious matters;

(e) the ongoing efforts of the ACT Government to expand restorative justice into the ACT community as a viable alternative to traditional responses to conflict and harmful behaviour;


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