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from the Liberals. They asked former Liberal MLA Vicki Dunne, who, as we now know, is one of the directors of Advance Australia. The Canberra electorate has become very, very aware of their shenanigans in recent weeks and months. They said in a report on the RiotACT, in a leaked report of their election review, that part of the cause of their election result was not being able to appeal to soft Green voters and that they would need to appeal to those soft Green voters to shore up government in 2024.

As a Greens MLA, I ask the Canberra Liberals: what soft Green voter do you think you are appealing to when your singular solution to fix this housing and rental affordability crisis is the destruction of the bush capital as we know it? You want to bulldoze every square inch of this territory until there is absolutely nothing left.

Madam Speaker, as you know, I am pretty active on social media. Mr Parton is pretty active on social media too. So when I saw Ms Lee’s motion on the notice paper, I took it upon myself to post a picture of the notice paper for my constituents, for full transparency and to genuinely ask for their feedback. What did the people of Brindabella that we serve in this place think about the Canberra Liberals’ proposal to bulldoze the beautiful green space west of the Murrumbidgee River? Do not take my words for it, Madam Speaker. I am happy to quote them. Jenni says:

My thoughts… NO. Leave the Murrumbidgee alone.

Lachlan says:

This is a terrible idea, they can move that motion to the bin.

Verity says:

We’ve been through this before, save the Murrumbidgee corridor.

Sue says:

The land proposed for development is too precious in its natural form. Leave the Murrumbidgee Corridor untouched I say!

Jonathan says:

Hate it, leave the corridor alone.

Paula just says, “No.” Tara says:

Been through this before. Leave the Murrumbidgee corridor alone. Suburban madness.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR DAVIS: The Canberra Liberals opposition can laugh all they want, but it is reflective on this motion that I take very seriously my responsibility to engage with my constituents far more than the Liberal members of Brindabella do, quite obviously by their contribution to this debate. Mr Parton occupied valuable space on his Facebook—

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