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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 June 2011) . . Page.. 2319 ..


said. Unfortunately, the COAG process has stalled. The ACT should probably be advocating for more action on this, but it is not happening. Given that we now have a federal Labor and more and more state Liberal governments, I assume that COAG processes are going to be even slower than they have been.

I commend my motion to the Assembly. I fear it will not be passed but I think that we will look back and see that, yes, we did end up doing all these things and it would have been better if we had done them earlier. It would have been better from the point of view of having more comfortable houses for people in Canberra. We could have houses that are cheaper for people in Canberra to run, addressing the Liberals’ big concern of cost of living pressures. We would also make a contribution to addressing the Assembly’s, and in fact I believe the world’s, concern about climate change. We have to improve our houses if we are going to succeed in this one in any sort of cost-effective way.

Question put:

That Ms Le Couteur’s motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 12

Ms Bresnan

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Barr

Mrs Dunne

Ms Hunter

Dr Bourke

Ms Gallagher

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Burch

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Coe

Ms Porter

Mr Corbell

Mr Seselja

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Education and Training Directorate—record keeping

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (5.45): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Education and Training Directorate has introduced new arrangements for recording teacher attendance within the public school system;

(b) that flawed record keeping has, by the Department’s own admissions, been ongoing for some years with little or ineffective effort made by the Government to correct the anomalies;


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