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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 April 2021) . . Page.. 871 ..


in the position of Dr Paterson and Ms Davidson that they are somehow playing politics and fearmongering.

I thank Tom and Alex from the Australian Federal Police Association for the work they do in standing up for their members. I appreciate it and I am sure their members do. I particularly thank their members, because at the end of the day the people who will pay the cost for this will be victims of crime out there in the community. Every day, while we sit comfortably in this place, our hardworking police officers are on the frontline and pleading for more resources through their union, the Australian Federal Police Association. But they are being ignored by the Labor Party and the Greens.

I thank Donna, who sent you all an email. I do not know how many people responded to her or just ignored her email, but she is a victim and she has raised these concerns. She is happy to speak about them. She is saying she is living in fear, and she is not alone. I thank Tom Anderson from the Weston Creek Community Council. I value what he says. I do not always agree with it, but I certainly value it and I believe in this case that he is 100 per cent correct. I think he is better connected and understands the Weston Creek community far better than Ms Davidson and Dr Paterson.

We will not be supporting the amendment because it is not correct and it takes away from the substance of the motion. I commend my motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 16

Noes 9

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Health—assisted reproductive technology

DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.06): I move:

That this Assembly:


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