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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 26 November 2014) . . Page.. 4105 ..


the hard times, and it will remain dedicated to the task of ensuring individuals and families are supported by a strong community. This means the resolution of the toxic Mr Fluffy legacy. As members before me have stated, the buyback scheme is the only way to rid us of this legacy once and for all. We have been left with a commonwealth-designed scheme and, as members said, the commonwealth has done little to resolve this and has left us with the problem. However, we are attacking the problem, and we will resolve it together.

We are bringing the whole community together and, in doing so, ensuring that the economy is thriving and that these benefits will flow on to all sectors of the community. We are building on what makes this city a great place to live. We are capitalising on all the opportunities it affords us. This government has vision, unlike those opposite. We will survive and we are able to thrive despite the Abbott government’s challenges to this city. He uses this city as a dormitory and has little regard for it. Despite the uncertainty the daily Abbott backflips on his so-called promises create, we know this government will make this city thrive and will make sure this economy remains strong. I call on members of the Assembly to support this motion, to support their city and to support their community.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Arts—policy framework

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.04): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the Arts Policy Framework was published in July 2012;

(b) key to the purpose of the Framework was to provide “a structure within which arts policy and the goals and outcomes associated with policy will be developed, and will guide the implementation and review of existing policies and programs”; and


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