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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 2183..


MR WHITECROSS (continuing):

This budget is being brought in with $41m worth of asset sales. This budget is being brought in with capitalisation of ACT Fleet, which they are using to pour $22m into the bottom line of the budget without at any stage being able to justify to the Estimates Committee how that is going to benefit us in the long term. We know what its benefit is in the short term. We know how it fixes Mrs Carnell for the next three years, but nobody can explain whether it is going to be good for us in the long term, and our recommendations pick that up. Again and again we have seen short-term measures being taken in order to bring this budget in, but the reality is different from the rhetoric.

MR SPEAKER: Order! The member's time has expired.

Motion (by Mr Humphries, by leave) agreed to:

That the debate be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for a later hour and have precedence of Executive business.

ESTIMATES 1995-96 AND BUDGET REVIEW -
SELECT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
Motion

MS FOLLETT (Leader of the Opposition) (11.58), by leave: Mr Speaker, I move the motion which has been circulated in my name and which reads:

That this Assembly requests the Government to adopt the unanimous recommendations of the Assembly's Estimates Committee, namely:

(1) Recommendation 14 - The Committee recommends that the Government take steps to provide adequate funds to implement the ACT mental health plan as a matter of urgency.

(2) Recommendation 20 - The Committee recommends that the Government monitor illegal waste dumping occurrences and employ additional resources to police illegal dumping as appropriate.

(3) Recommendation 32 - The Committee recommends that the Government consider the restoration of the $3.8 million wage increase for teachers as part of the education budget.

(4) Recommendation 34 - The Committee recommends that the Government give an assurance that appropriate funding, by way of supplementation, will be made available to implement mandatory reporting.


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