Page 3496 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 October 2022

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Mr Milligan

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Personal explanation

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (6.07): Madam Speaker, I wish to clarify a matter from the chamber yesterday.

MADAM SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MR RATTENBURY: Yesterday in the Assembly I spoke about the issue of Legal Aid ACT’s lease and stated that the lease had been signed and executed. I would like to clarify that statement.

While the lease has been signed by Dr Boersig, the CEO of Legal Aid, Legal Aid is awaiting a final executed copy of the lease from the landlord. I have been trying to get the exact details of this. In my endeavour to get a quick answer back to the Assembly yesterday, we possibly got a little ahead of the curve. Given that Mr Cain has written to me about this matter, I will provide an update to him in writing, as it is of particular interest to him.


Motion (by Ms Cheyne) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Multicultural events—African Australians Awards 2022

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (6.08): Music, dancing, good food and even better people, these are all some of my favourite things in the world. Put them together and you have a great evening. This is also an apt description of the 2022 Celebration of African Australians Awards Dinner held two weeks ago at Albert Hall. I rise today to thank the organisers of this event not just for a great night but for all that they do throughout the year to promote and support African Australian performing artists and

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