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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 11 April 2018) . . Page.. 1239 ..


cruel to you,” I do not know what Nugget would say back to Mr Ramsay, but I do not think I would be able to repeat it in here. He just would not understand. He would be absolutely gobsmacked.

Nugget is not disposable; a dozen people from that syndicate are lining up to take ownership of Nugget when he has finished racing. The syndicate members have a right to be offended by the suggestion from the minister that the dog is disposable. If he wants to apologise to them in person, he has three Sunday nights to do it. I genuinely urge anyone from the other side—this is not theatre; this is genuine—to find some courage, make your first visit out to a greyhound race meeting here in Canberra, and meet those former Labor voters. Come out and talk to them, explain to them face to face why you are changing their way of life.

If you are not comfortable in doing that, you have got to ask yourself whether this is the right thing to do. If you cannot face the people and explain to them why you are implementing this policy, the policy is either wrong or you are gutless. It is one of the two. We will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

Ayes 13

Noes 10

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Miss C Burch

Mr Milligan

Ms Berry

Mr Pettersson

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Ms J Burch

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Lee

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Renewable energy targets

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.50): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) addressing and mitigating global warming is both an environmental imperative and an economic necessity in the 21st Century;

(b) renewable energy is critical in transitioning Australia to a low-carbon economy in the cheapest and most efficient way;

(c) energy management, which includes both energy efficiency and demand response is the cheapest form of reliable capacity in the electricity sector;

(d) Australia is one of 197 parties to have signed, and amongst 175 parties to have ratified, the Paris Agreement;


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