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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 4 March 2008) . . Page.. 450 ..


learnt, had not been planned for, and we were not able to cope when it occurred. Consider the recent equine flu epidemic: it was quite evident that, while in a technical sense the ACT responded very effectively to the problem, the Stanhope government did not have a clue about how to respond to some very local issues. It had no idea how to plan to respond to the matter and it offered such limited assistance that many businesses were left either with no assistance or with very poor assistance when it finally arrived.

What about the aborted FireLink project? How many millions did that cost? Tharwa bridge: how many millions did that cost? The Civic to Belconnen busway: how many millions did that cost? It just goes on and on.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: The discussion is concluded.

Human Rights Amendment Bill 2007

Detail stage

Clause 7.

Debate resumed.

Question put:

That clause 7 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Pratt

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Clause 7 agreed to.

Clause 8.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (5.19): I will be opposing this clause. This is consequential to the proposal in clause 7.

Clause 8 agreed to.

Clause 9.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (5.19): I will be opposing this clause for the same reasons as my opposition to clause 8.


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