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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 4 August 2021) . . Page.. 2320 ..


lockdowns that we have seen most recently. Hospitality needs this government to lead with a survival plan, which includes the cash grants. I wonder how the government will feel as it walks past hospitality businesses that are closing up in the next month or two? Business is asking for more assistance. Hospitality venues are asking for more support, but the government is turning its back. I guess those businesses that will end up closing are just collateral damage.

Canberra’s unemployment rate has climbed from 3.6 per cent in May to 4.9 per cent in June. That means almost 6,000 more Canberrans are now out of work. As I said earlier, I fear that the worst is yet to come. What further proof does this government need that sections of our hospitality sector are struggling and need a lifeline from the government elected to support business and workers? I reject the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Multicultural affairs—civic participation and language schools

MR BRADDOCK (Yerrabi) (4.05): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the central and indispensable contribution of the multicultural community to Canberra’s civic, social, cultural, education and economic vibrancy;

(b) the many multicultural community organisations, their employees, leaders and volunteers, that put their time, expertise and energy into making Canberra such a wonderful place to live;

(c) the National Settlement Outcomes Standards published by the Settlement Council of Australia articulate that best practice settlement, including that “newly arrived individuals and communities are:


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