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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . .

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Ayes 9

Noes 8 Mr Barr Ms Fitzharris Mr Coe Ms Lawder Ms Berry Mr Gentleman Mr Doszpot Mr Smyth Dr Bourke Ms Porter Mrs Dunne Mr Wall Ms Burch Mr Rattenbury Mr Hanson Mr Corbell Mrs Jones

Amendment agreed to.

Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8 Mr Barr Ms Fitzharris Mr Coe Ms Lawder Ms Berry Mr Gentleman Mr Doszpot Mr Smyth Dr Bourke Ms Porter Mrs Dunne Mr Wall Ms Burch Mr Rattenbury Mr Hanson Mr Corbell Mrs Jones

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Concessions

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (10.55): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that an expenditure review of the ACT Concessions Program was conducted in early 2015 and was opened up for public consultation;

(b) that in November 2015 the Government released a discussion paper Options to improve the fairness and targeting of the ACT Concessions Program for public comment;

(c) that consultation on this discussion paper ended on 12 February and three days later the Chief Minister has already announced possible changes via the media with limited or no consideration of community feedback;

(d) cost of living pressures such as rates and taxes are all creating unfair financial difficulties on Canberra's senior community; and

(e) that Canberra seniors have been left in a state of neglect and uncertainty in regards to imminent changes to the Concessions Program; and


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