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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 December 2021) . . Page.. 3991 ..


actions of this government today suggest that, for the Labor Party and the Greens, that is lip-service. They have a chance for action today and are not taking it.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

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.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Valedictory

MR MILLIGAN (Yerrabi) (4.29): Mr Deputy Speaker, it certainly seems strange to be saying goodbye right now. It feels strange to be back in the office and then to be going on a Christmas break. We could attribute that to all of us pretty much working from home during the COVID restriction period. I am certainly looking forward to getting back out in the community and spending a bit of time there.

Over the last period of this year, I have certainly enjoyed advocating for the people of my electorate, standing up for the issues that are important to them and making sure that those issues are heard in this Assembly. I have also continued to support my colleague Ms Castley, both here and out in the electorate, in advocating for business, small business, that has been struggling due to restrictions put in place by this government and the lack of support offered to those businesses. Ms Castley and I will continue to work to make sure that the government is supporting these businesses during this key recovery period.

I have enjoyed starting in my new portfolios. It is good to have sport and recreation back. I am certainly enjoying getting back onto the cricket field. I certainly feel it a


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