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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 March 2019) . . Page.. 789 ..


We must build on this foundation of love and respect for one another. There is no other way forward. Each of us has a role to play. The parable of the good Samaritan makes it clear who our neighbours are. Treating each other as neighbours is all it takes. It is not enough to welcome people into our communities if we do not also welcome them into our lives and homes and accept their invitations when they welcome us into theirs. It has often been said that it is difficult to hate a person one actually knows. We need to be better at knowing each other. This is true for our Muslim neighbours. It is also true for migrants and refugees, and it is true for the people next door and in the street. It is my wish that we will know and love one another.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.40 pm.


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