Page 289 - Week 01 - Thursday, 10 February 2022

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Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 4

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mr Cain

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Castley

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Hanson

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Dr Paterson

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Steel) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MS DAVIDSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.46): I would like to close our first sitting week of the year by discussing a subject dear to my heart: community sports facilities in Murrumbidgee. I was thinking about this recently while watching the Australia v England women’s cricket test at Manuka Oval on a Sunday afternoon, after I had already ensured that the ACT government would supply rapid antigen tests for in-home disability support and aged-care workers, and funding for community groups such as COTA ACT to ensure that older Canberrans can access information about how to stay safe from COVID and services that can support them in isolation.

I was sitting in the Bradman stand thinking about what deadset legends Darcie Brown and Annabel Sutherland are and that Alana King deserves to be our Queen—even though I support Australia becoming a republic—and how good it would be if we could have a five-day women’s test instead of four days. And I was thinking about how love for the game at an elite level starts with community sports.

Our growing city means more pressure on existing facilities. School gyms do not always meet the needs of particular sports and recreation activities, and it can be very hard to get a booking, in competition with every other community group trying to access the same school hall.

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