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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 14 December 2016) . . Page.. 176 ..


of the fundamental problems with the ACT as a jurisdiction. We are often very good at making rules, often very good at making policies and legislation, but too often we are very poor at actually enacting what is on the statute book.

We have a corruption of processes here. That is in effect what the Auditor-General found. It is very disappointing that, despite the severity of these issues, rather than having the Chief Minister come here, accept that there are major problems and let a motion such as this go through, he tries to tone it down. He tries to in effect belittle this as an issue.

Millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money has been spent, perhaps unnecessarily, especially when you consider that the first valuation was $950,000 to $1,050,000, a huge variance from the $4.2 million that was actually paid. There are very serious issues here. There are many questions that still need to be answered. The opposition will be using every avenue at our disposal to try to get answers, because we think the taxpayers of Canberra deserve that, at least.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9
Noes 9
Mr Coe
Ms Le Couteur
Ms Berry
Ms Orr
Mr Doszpot
Ms Lee
Ms Burch
Mr Pettersson
Mr Hanson
Mr Milligan
Ms Cheyne
Mr Ramsay
Mrs Jones
Mr Parton
Ms Cody
Ms Stephen-Smith
Mrs Kikkert
Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the negative, in accordance with standing order 162.

Social inclusion

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee) (4.30): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that Canberra is a progressive and inclusive city;

(2) calls on the ACT Government to continue to deliver its progressive and inclusive policies for the ACT, including:

(a) the continued support and funding for the Safe Schools program in the ACT;

(b) measures to prevent the harassment of women accessing health care services;

(c) establishing a regulatory environment for ride sharing services like Uber;


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