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community long ago. You do not need to look further than what you saw from this minister in the annual reports hearings recently, where he went on about, “Hey, we are going to undertake a business case and a cost-benefit analysis. But you know what? We are going to do it anyway.” So he can spruik all he wants about how this federal funding for these three road projects was all pork, but the Canberra community is not buying it.

What my motion calls for is for all leaders of the parties represented in this chamber to stand up for Canberrans and undo the damage that this ACT Labor-Greens government has been implicit in by doing a deal with federal Labor to take $85.9 million from these important road upgrades.

As we heard, Labor and the Greens will do anything to make sure that they protect each other and stick to a project whether or not it stacks up. That is a real shame, because the people who will pay the price, literally and in the reverberating effects of those cuts in essential services, are the very members of the community that each and every one of us has pledged to serve. I hope that Canberrans remember this for a long time to come.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 14

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Berry

Mr Pettersson

Mr Cocks

Mr Braddock

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Ms Lee

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Milligan

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the negative.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Municipal services—footpaths

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (4.38): I want to draw the Assembly’s attention this afternoon to a consistent theme that the Canberra Liberals have identified about this Labor-Greens government. The government seems to operate, unfortunately, on a very reactive basis. I would like to highlight my disappointment in the fact that there

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