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the rubbish. It is a basic municipal service. We should not have to pay extra to have basic services that we already pay for in our rates.

I will wait to see the results when this is rolled out across the ACT. Will it be fortnightly or will it be weekly? We will find out, and we will see how much notice the minister has taken of the feedback. In the meantime we will not be voting for Minister Steel’s amendment. It does not make any specific mention in the “calls on” section about considering putting the fortnightly pickups back to weekly, or leaving them at weekly. On that basis we will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13

Noes 6

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Milligan

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Digital access—libraries

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (4.08): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of internet access for social connectivity, employment and lifelong learning;

(b) the importance of access to digital infrastructure and technology to achieve digital equality in our community;

(c) that not everyone in our community can easily afford or access the internet;

(d) the important community service that public libraries have provided in Australia for over 150 years;

(e) that investing in public library collections and infrastructure is necessary to maintain this important community service;

(f) the success of the provision of e-resources as part of the Libraries ACT collection, including:

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