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voting to support our continued economic recovery, they are voting to support the implementation of the commitments that we took to the 2020 election, and they are voting in support of the parliamentary and governing agreement commitments and the ongoing delivery of services and infrastructure to make our great city an even better place to live. I commend the second Appropriation Bill to the Assembly.

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 14

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Dr Paterson

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Cocks

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Mr Hanson

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Ms Lawder

Mr Davis

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-2023 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 9 February 2023, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (5.47): Madam Speaker, we will support this bill.

Members interjecting—

MR HANSON: You probably have the numbers. The Canberra Liberals would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation to the hardworking staff of the Office of the Legislative Assembly. I am sure we would all agree that you keep this place, and keep me and indeed keep all of us, on track. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Integrity Commissioner, the Electoral Commissioner and the Auditor-General. These officers play a crucial role in supporting ongoing efforts to guarantee good governance. It is a tough ask, but that is what we are all here for, on behalf of the people of the ACT, and we will support this bill.

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