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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, I uphold the point of order and ask members to refrain from interjecting. Mr Hinder, on the question that the motion be agreed to.

MR HINDER: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Mrs Jones described my motion as disgraceful. I will tell you what I think is disgraceful: I think it is disgraceful that my kids, my neighbours' kids and impressionable young people have to listen to Mr Dutton's comments and have to wonder if sticking the boot into refugees is okay. Because if a federal member can say these things, maybe it is okay. Maybe it is all right because they do not look like me and do not come from where I come from to take a lesser view of those people. Madam Speaker, that is not the Australian way; that is not the Labor Party's way.

We will continue to support refugees and people from all countries when they come to become Australians and to live here in Canberra. Madam Speaker, this government stands with newly arrived Canberrans and will continue to do so. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Ordered that the question be divided.

Question put:

That paragraphs 1(e) and 2(a) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Mr Hinder Mr Rattenbury

Noes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Remainder of the motion agreed to.

Legislative Assembly (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2016

Debate resumed from 4 May 2016, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Urban Renewal) (12.17): I will speak briefly on this bill, as Minister Rattenbury will shortly speak to refer it to a select committee to assess it in more detail. I will limit my comments at the moment to some of the initial concerns and queries the government has with the bill.


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