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this place to stand up and say that they have no factor, no role and no control whatsoever on housing supply is laughable; it is utterly ridiculous.

Minister Berry says, “Do you know what? We only control two per cent of the land sales.” That is utterly ridiculous when they have control over the land they release to the private sector. It is like saying, “Do you know what? As the ACT government, we only control 60 per cent of the budget because we give some of the rest of it to community groups and organisations. We don’t control the budget.” It is an utterly ridiculous statement to make, and Canberrans will not be fooled.

It is absolutely clear from this debate—from the numerous debates that we have had, all initiated by the Canberra Liberals—about housing affordability that Labor and the Greens have no appetite and no will to do anything to ease the burden of unaffordable housing that we have in the ACT. The Canberra Liberals are the only party that takes seriously the concerns of tens of thousands of Canberrans when it comes to housing affordability. We will not be supporting Ms Berry’s amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13

Noes 6

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Climate change—carbon footprint calculator

DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.18): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT Government is committed to taking action for climate change adaptation and resilience, including having transitioned to 100 percent renewable energy;

(b) the ACT Government has in place a range of robust programs to support households and businesses to lower their energy consumption, including through ACTSmart and the Climate Choices program;

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