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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3573 ..


Transport Canberra and City Services. I am delighted that they are here today to see the passing of this legislation in action.

Their work has involved extensive work with the current members of the board, from trips to South Australia to very detailed consultation. As we know, undertaking a governance change to a professional board is no mean feat and it has been handled extremely well. It was very well thought through. It was very well researched and provided solid evidence and working practice of how this legislation could be significantly modernised for the benefit of the profession and those people in the Canberra community who seek to have veterinary support for their pets and animals.

I note there has been a good process over the past few days of collaboration and agreeing on amendments and weighing up the community benefit as a whole. I absolutely agree with Mrs Dunne: a board of 35 people does not strike me as meeting best practice in any way, shape or form, but this one does and I am delighted to see it supported by the Assembly today.

I once again thank very much officials from TCCS in seeing this through. Not only have they provided an exceptionally high standard of secretariat support to the board but they will continue to do so.

Amendment agreed to.

Remainder of bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Budget—Brindabella electorate

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.25): I would like to take the time this afternoon to talk as if I were talking directly to the people of Brindabella. Today in the Legislative Assembly we passed the 2018-19 ACT budget. We had two weeks of hearings at the end of June, and we have had the past two weeks of debate here in this place.

Many people I speak to in my electorate of Brindabella, basically the area of Tuggeranong, tell me that they feel Tuggeranong is neglected in this budget; that the government does not care about the people of Brindabella. We have seen this demonstrated in the budget. People have been crying out, for example, for better consultation.

There is the Tuggeranong town square: the gazebo area, the laneway precinct or whatever you would like to call it in Tuggeranong. We cannot really call it the gazebo area anymore because the gazebo has now been removed. Last year we saw some


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