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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 November 2021) . . Page.. 3275 ..


They should have acknowledged that they were under a misapprehension or whatever it was—which appeared to be the case—corrected the record, cleaned this up and moved on.

So we have a new standard in this place. We have a new low from the Greens and from the Labor Party, and when they lecture us about any number of things, as they do in this place, with regard to standards, behaviour, conduct and telling the truth and so on, let us remember this day as the new low, where you can just make stuff up, you can come into this place and mislead, use it to smear people, tell everybody about it, and when you get caught red-handed, you just make stuff up. I am disappointed. We will continue to fight for territory rights, and we will continue to argue for a better standard of accountability and responsibility in this place.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 14

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Dr Paterson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Ms Clay

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Mr Steel

Mr Milligan

Mr Davis

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Ms Vassarotti

Question resolved in the negative.

Bail Amendment Bill 2021

Debate resumed from 5 August 2021 on motion by Mr Hanson:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (4.25): The Bail Amendment Bill 2021 proposes to list the offence of assault of frontline community service provider in schedule 1 of the Bail Act 1992, to which the presumption of bail does not apply.

The ACT government is committed to continually working to ensure the safety and security of our frontline workers. We know frontline workers are critical to keeping our community safe, which has only been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic response. We are extremely grateful for their service to the ACT community. Only last year, the government introduced the offence of assault of frontline community service provider as part of the Crimes (Protection of Frontline Community Service


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