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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Amendments agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

It being 45 minutes after the commencement of Assembly business, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 77. Ordered that the time allotted to Assembly business be extended by 30 minutes.

Housing—rental affordability

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (11.42): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT is experiencing a shortage of long-term rental accommodation which is increasing rent;

(b) platform-based short-term accommodation is an increasingly common way for landlords to earn an income on their properties without entering into tenancy agreements;

(c) an entire residential dwelling which is used for platform-based short-term accommodation, is a habitable dwelling that is removed from the rental market;

(d) bringing platform-based short-term accommodation back into the long-term rental accommodation market would create an immediate increase in housing supply without urban sprawl and carbon emissions from construction;

(e) there are currently no regulations or restrictions on platform-based short-term accommodation in the ACT;

(f) many cities around the world, and within Australia, have implemented regulations on platform-based short-term accommodation with the aim of increasing rental affordability; and

(g) several Australian state parliaments have undertaken inquiries and tabled legislation to address this issue including South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria;

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