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MyDHR is coming, and I am sure it is going to make some great changes, but just because that is on the way does not mean we cannot investigate other systems. It cannot be a system over life or death. Things have not changed. We have seen children die and there has been no action, other than more reviews and more groups to review the reviews. It is just not practical change, which is what parents need. Mr Davis and the minister say that their thoughts are with the family, but there is still no change—other than to these families.

As I said earlier, the minister has done very little to allay my concerns or answer the question that is on the lips of every Canberran as to whether we have the best early warning system and whether she has investigated that. So the Canberra Liberals will not be supporting the amendment this afternoon.

Ms Stephen-Smith interjecting—

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Ms Stephen-Smith. Ms Stephen-Smith!

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13

Noes 6

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Cain

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Ms Castley

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Cocks

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Hanson

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Mr Gentleman

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Ms Orr

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Public Place Names Amendment Bill 2021

Debate resumed from 30 November 2021 on motion by Dr Paterson:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (4.05): I am pleased to rise to speak to the Public Place Names Amendment Bill 2021.

I would like to thank Dr Paterson for providing the opportunity to have this important discussion. Whilst this bill is technically classed as not being significant in the sense of the standing orders, it is in fact a really important bill.

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