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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 3 March 2004) . . Page.. 683 ..

than the representations that I have had in the last few months on this very issue. So I will at this stage support Mr Smyth’s motion. I await eagerly the response from the government on why this issue has become such a confidential issue and why it has not been more transparent on the sale of the Williamsdale Quarry.

Motion (by Ms Dundas) put:

That the debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 6

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Cross

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Mr Wood

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Quinlan

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

Mr Quinlan: I take a point of order. Was an absolute majority required for that motion?


At 5.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and was negatived.

Protecting biodiversity in new developments

MS TUCKER (5.01): I move:

That this Assembly:


the importance of protecting biodiversity, threatened species and reducing the impact of greenfield development on important remnant woodland in the A.C.T; and

the options paper ‘Options for the Protection of Sensitive Fauna in Mulligan’s Flat and Gooroo Nature Reserve from the Impacts of Domestic Cats’, released by the Conservation Council of the South East Region and Canberra in November 2003.

calls on the Government to:

commit to making the new suburbs at Forde and Bonner cat free;

ensure that information about their commitment to this and/or any other restrictions be made well known in advertising the sale of blocks, at the auction, and where otherwise appropriate; and

report to this Assembly on progress at the next sitting.

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