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MS LAWDER: I agree; I am looking forward to the results of the household transport survey, but I feel a bit like the little girl on the Mexican food ad: “Why can’t we have both?” We are supposed to have the MyWay data. According to the Age-Friendly City Program, we are supposed to already be collecting the data. Why can we not have both, to give us a better and more comprehensive picture of the travel habits of our older Canberrans?

Question put:

That Ms Lawder’s amendment to Ms Davidson’s proposed amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 16

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Ms Berry

Dr Paterson

Mr Cocks

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Davis

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the negative.

Ms Davidson’s amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Building—embedded utilities networks

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (3.45): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) as a result of the introduction of embedded networks in developments such as apartment blocks, retirement villages, social housing, and caravan parks, embedded network users may face higher utility prices compared to those with unlimited retail choice;

(b) embedded network users have limited consumer rights and protections; and

(c) embedded network providers operate in a loosely regulated environment that may require strengthened oversight;

(2) further notes the:

(a) NSW Parliament’s ongoing inquiry into embedded networks; and

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