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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . .

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cruel to you," I do not know what Nugget would say back to Mr Ramsay, but I do not think I would be able to repeat it in here. He just would not understand. He would be absolutely gobsmacked.

Nugget is not disposable; a dozen people from that syndicate are lining up to take ownership of Nugget when he has finished racing. The syndicate members have a right to be offended by the suggestion from the minister that the dog is disposable. If he wants to apologise to them in person, he has three Sunday nights to do it. I genuinely urge anyone from the other side—this is not theatre; this is genuine—to find some courage, make your first visit out to a greyhound race meeting here in Canberra, and meet those former Labor voters. Come out and talk to them, explain to them face to face why you are changing their way of life.

If you are not comfortable in doing that, you have got to ask yourself whether this is the right thing to do. If you cannot face the people and explain to them why you are implementing this policy, the policy is either wrong or you are gutless. It is one of the two. We will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

Ayes 13

Noes 10 Mr Barr Ms Orr Miss C Burch Mr Milligan Ms Berry Mr Pettersson Mr Coe Mr Parton Ms J Burch Mr Ramsay Mrs Dunne Mr Wall Ms Cheyne Mr Rattenbury Mr Hanson Ms Fitzharris Mr Steel Mrs Kikkert Mr Gentleman Ms Stephen-Smith Ms Lawder Ms Le Couteur Ms Lee

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Renewable energy targets

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.50): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) addressing and mitigating global warming is both an environmental imperative and an economic necessity in the 21st Century;

(b) renewable energy is critical in transitioning Australia to a low-carbon economy in the cheapest and most efficient way;

(c) energy management, which includes both energy efficiency and demand response is the cheapest form of reliable capacity in the electricity sector;

(d) Australia is one of 197 parties to have signed, and amongst 175 parties to have ratified, the Paris Agreement;


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