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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 November 2021) . . Page.. 3631 ..

Question put:

That Mrs Kikkert’s amendment to Ms Davidson’s proposed amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 14

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Milligan

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Amendment negatived.

Ms Davidson’s amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Personal explanation

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (4.12): I believe that I may have indicated in question time that the ACT had not been charging people for tests, but for the certificate that was required for those who were getting tested in order to support travel arrangements. It is clear from the information that I provided after question time that the $112.40 charge included $50 for the testing, based on the relevant MBS item. I just wanted to formally correct the record to ensure that I brought those things together. I can also advise the Assembly that ACT Pathology will be reversing all invoices for testing for domestic travel and issuing refunds to those who have already paid, and that that process is now underway.

Appropriation Bill 2021-2022

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022

Cognate papers:

Standing Committee Reports on Appropriation Bill 2021-2022 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022]

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Debate resumed.

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