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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 August 2011) . . Page.. 3836 ..


Additionally, Mr Speaker, we have shown our intent to support women as we can. We have got the intentional community and the DA is in place. I hope that without any undue delay work will commence before the year is out. We have put in a therapy assistants program which will see therapy assistants across seven schools providing direct support to schools. Mr Doszpot, if you do not think that is a good idea, why do you not stand up in this place and say it?

Additionally, we will be tabling a statement tomorrow about increased services to after-school and vacation care—good work that this government is committed to. The other day we were at St Margaret’s. It is wonderful accommodation for five young adults who, for the first time, will leave their family home and move to independence. It is a shame that Mr Doszpot continues to have a lack of serious interest and that he does not participate in rigorous debate on disability in this place. I welcome the motion by Mr Hargreaves and I welcome the amendment by Ms Bresnan.

Question put:

That Mr Doszpot’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 10

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mr Hanson

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (6.55), by leave: I move the amendment circulated in my name:

Omit all words after “That this Assembly”, substitute:

“(1) notes:

(a) the release of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Disability Care and Support and its recommendation to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme and a National Injury Insurance Scheme;

(b) that the National Disability Insurance Scheme will potentially deliver support to 410 000 people with a disability and may take up to seven years to be fully established;

(c) the Federal Government’s commitment to establish an Advisory Council and the Federal Government’s sector reforms fund of $10 million; and


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