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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2418..


MR QUINLAN

(continuing):

I am actually pleased that, for one reason or another, whether it be pleasant debates or pleasant press releases flying around, there does seem to be a little bit more appreciation of the variability and the flexibility that can occur in the normal course of doing the particular job that we are charged with.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Proposed expenditure-$1,435,298,000 (net cost of outputs), $279,669,000 (capital injection) and $365,813,000 (payments on behalf of the territory), totalling $2,101,580,000.

MR QUINLAN

(Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism and Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming) (12.47 am): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [See schedule 3 at page 2426]. This simply flows on from the previous amendment, and flows through to the absolute bottom line.

Amendment agreed to.

Proposed expenditure, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 1 to 12, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 19 June 2003, on motion by Mr Quinlan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Rates and Land Tax Amendment Bill 2003 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 19 June 2003, on motion by Mr Quinlan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH

(Leader of the Opposition) (12.50 am): The opposition will be opposing this bill because it is an attempt by the government to turn back the clock, given that it did not get it is own way with its proposed rating system. The government defeat on the proposed rating system has to be sheeted home to the government's lack of ability to put together a fiscal policy in a bill that works. It was a bill that was supposed to deliver equity that did not.


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