Page 526 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 23 March 2022

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130 grand to put life-saving devices in our schools! That would mean that nearly every suburb would have a defibrillator that someone could grab quickly. Yes, our ambos do such an amazing job. I met with Tom, who saved his mate at the gym by doing manual compressions. He had another mate at the gym bash on the door of a Woollies to get a defibrillator, which saved a life. The ambos were, unfortunately, 13 minutes away. The stats tell us that following sudden cardiac arrest the chances of survival decrease by up to 10 per cent for every minute that passes. Thirteen minutes is more than a 100 per cent decrease in the survival rate. I am not sure that my maths adds up, but you know where I am going, Mr Assistant Speaker. This is crucial life-saving equipment.

I do not agree with the amendment, and I am very disappointed in the ACT government today.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 4

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Ms Cheyne

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Clay

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Mr Davis

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Gentleman

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Housing—tenant rights

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (3.17): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) as a result of the national issue of affordable and accessible housing, many people face the likelihood of having to rent for most of or all of their life;

(b) there is currently a power imbalance between landlords and tenants, resulting in many tenants feeling forced to accept sub-standard or poor living conditions; and

(c) landlords will often ask tenants for extensive background information on their income, employment situation, rental history and references; whereas tenants can obtain little-to-no information about their landlord and their treatment of previous tenants;

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