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

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year to year, I am committed to growing and renewing the community and public housing sectors in the long term.

There is not a day that has gone by since I was elected to this place that I have not committed myself to ensure and to continue to ensure that there is better support for people who need it most. That includes public tenants. I am continually defending and speaking up for public housing tenants, no matter where they live in this city. I will do that again today. I am excited by the work the government is doing and the opportunity that all of us have to make a real difference for all Canberrans. I urge the Assembly to support my amendment to Ms Le Couteur's motion.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 12 Mr Barr Ms Orr Miss C Burch Ms Le Couteur Ms Berry Mr Pettersson Mr Coe Ms Lee Ms J Burch Mr Ramsay Mrs Dunne Mr Milligan Ms Cheyne Mr Steel Mr Hanson Mr Parton Ms Cody Ms Stephen-Smith Mrs Kikkert Mr Rattenbury Ms Fitzharris Ms Lawder Mr Wall

Amendment negatived.

Original question resolved in the affirmative.

Blood donation regulations

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee) (4.57): I seek leave to amend my notice on the notice paper.

Leave granted.

MR STEEL: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) there is a shortage of locally-supplied blood reserves in Australia, with the National Blood Authority increasingly importing blood supplies from overseas;

(b) last year, the overwhelming majority of Australians and almost three-quarters of Canberrans rejected legal discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning Australians;


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