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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 28 November 2018) . . Page.. 4996 ..


available for back-burning. Is the minister content to have fewer and fewer of the recommended areas burnt each year? Or one day will we have to find a way of scaling up burns on those few days that are available? What a grubby tactic, minister.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Orr): Mrs Jones, you have said a few words today that have previously been withdrawn. Can you watch the language.

MRS JONES: Yes, thank you very much. Part (c) of Mr Rattenbury’s amendment goes to the point that he believes the fire season will be even harder to handle as we go ahead. The absolute lack of interest from the minister in looking into ways of getting through a greater number of the recommended burns each year so we achieve more than just a quarter of what is set out in his own bushfire operations plan is a great shame for this city. Should something happen while this minister is in charge of fire management based on the fact that we did not get through as much as we could have, he will have to answer for that.

Question put:

That Mrs Jones’s amendment to Mr Gentleman’s proposed amendment, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 13

Miss C Burch

Ms Lee

Mr Barr

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms J Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Jones

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Mr Gentleman

Amendment negatived.

Mr Gentleman’s amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Place name guidelines

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (4.40): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the naming of many places in Canberra, including suburbs and streets, after historical persons;

(b) that the behaviour of some of those persons was criminal, reprehensible and/or abhorrent;


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