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accountability and transparency were lacking. Furthermore, the 2020 report on residential land supply recommended the provision of greater information and transparency, while the report on the Campbell Primary School modernisation project observed that probity was not demonstrated in the procurement process.

I could go on and on, but I am sure that members get the drift. We can clearly see a stark body of evidence demonstrating the government’s preparedness to take shortcuts, to withhold critical data, to create spurious arguments to suit their ideological goals. This government clearly disregards open, transparent and objective evidence in favour of doing things irrespective of the cost. Surely you cannot keep draining the community’s purse this way and, further still, you cannot continue to ignore our very own Auditor-General.

The Canberra Liberals will not be supporting Mr Steel’s amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Milligan

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Canberra Institute of Technology—procurement

Debate resumed.

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (4.34): I would like to respond to Ms Lee’s motion, which she tabled, by leave, in the Assembly, without circulating it beforehand. We have taken some time to look at her motion, and I will be moving an amendment to it.

We believe very strongly, as an ACT government, that public funds should be used effectively and efficiently. We want to make sure that, in particular, our public provider of vocational education and training in the ACT, the CIT, uses money to

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