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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3901..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

understanding of the situation. So I am very confident about the quality of this report. It signals to the government that it needs to look at this issue. I know that we are all really interested in and concerned about ensuring that the allied health care needs of people in residential aged care are met.

MRS BURKE (10.47): I do not want to say too much. I concur with many of the comments Ms Tucker made. One of the major things brought to my attention was the transportation of many of our aged residents. I believe that it will be an issue for whomever is in government in the next Assembly. I think that it seriously impacts on people receiving allied health services.

The submission points out under residential aged care on page 2 at paragraph 1.12 that the lack of allied health care seriously impacts on the longevity and comfort of those in residential aged care. Members can read the report for themselves. I agree with Ms Tucker that, while we did not have face-to-face consultations and meetings with people, the reports sent in were well thought out and we appreciate and thank people for that. I thank the secretary of the committee, Siobhan Leyne, and Judy Moutia for their help and assistance in this regard.

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

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

Motion (by Mrs Dunne ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 1, Assembly business, relating to the rejection of variation No 225 to the Territory Plan, being called on forthwith.

Territory plan-variation No 225

MRS DUNNE (10.49): I move:

That this Assembly, in accordance with section 29 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, rejects variation No 225 to the Territory Plan-Narrabundah, Section 129 and part Section 34.

I thank the Assembly for its indulgence on this matter. This is a matter of nearly 21/2 years standing and I appreciate that the Assembly has allowed me to bring forward this motion for the disallowance of variation 225 to the territory plan in the hope that my motion will not succeed, thereby finalising the variation to the territory plan. This is a form of the house that allows us to bring some certainty into the matter. This matter could sit on the notice paper and formally come into effect next Thursday, but I think that it is important, because of the nature of the territory plan, that the Assembly finalise the business that it started in April 2002.

In April 2002 the Assembly passed a motion, which was moved by me in relation to a block of land leased by a company whose principals at that stage ran a company called Animals Afloat. They had been in touch with members of this place in an attempt to find a means of allowing them to operate their business on the lease that they ran in an

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