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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (4 May) . .

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you've got to make changes like this, it should be made across the territory"? Of course he did not. Mr Rattenbury picks and chooses his principles depending on the debate of the day. That is not good enough. It is not good enough for someone who claims to be a champion of transparency and open government.

We are not at all surprised that those opposite are blocking every single attempt to bring some light to this project. We are extremely disappointed, but we will continue to do all we can to bring light to projects such as capital metro, to get to the bottom of dodgy procurement deals with UnionsACT. This is a government that cannot be trusted, and at least by voting against this legislation today they are putting their money where their mouth is and proving that they are not a transparent entity.

Question put:

That the bill be agreed to in principle.

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 Mr Hinder Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Older Canberrans

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (3.57): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the 2011 Census recorded 38 159 ACT residents or 11 percent of the population, are aged 65 and over;

(b) from June 2012 to June 2013, the ACT had the second highest percentage increase in the 65 years plus population;

(c) the 2015 Inter-Generational Report predicts that aged workforce participation (65+) will rise to 17.3 percent from 12.9 percent over the next 40 years;

(d) by 2055, life expectancy at birth will be 85.1 years for men and 96.6 years for women in Australia;

(e) the Chief Minister at his recent State of the Territory address failed to make any mention of Canberra's senior population; and

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