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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (3 September) . . Page.. 2993 ..

MRS CARNELL (continuing):

I think there is a great need to ensure that there is a mix of housing in the public area and that it should be in all areas. We should not have suburbs that are predominantly public housing, just as we should not have suburbs that have no public housing at all in them. We believe that public housing should be all over Canberra. It should be indistinguishable from private housing, and we believe that there should be a balance that is based on fairness and equity. To all intents and purposes, we do not disagree with the MPI as put.

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, the time for the discussion has expired.


MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition): On a matter of personal explanation - - -

MR SPEAKER: Under standing order 46?

MR WHITECROSS: Yes. Mrs Carnell suggested a moment ago that I did not believe that the Government should own all public housing. My mind boggles as to how you can have something that is not public housing which the Government owns. Just for the record, Mr Speaker, if Mrs Carnell thought I said that, I did not. I do not believe that anybody apart from the Government should be owning public housing.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Whitecross. I do wish other people would take note of your personal explanation. It was clear and concise.

Report on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan - Heritage Places Register

MR MOORE (5.42): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 14 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment entitled "Draft Variation to the Territory Plan (No. 56) - Heritage Places Register", together with extracts of the minutes of proceedings. Pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 24 August 1995, the report was circulated when the Assembly was not sitting, on 2 September 1996. I move:

That the report be noted.

I nearly said, "I report that the move be noted", but I think that is something we can talk about in political terms on other issues. This is a unanimous report of the Planning and Environment Committee dealing with heritage places and the Heritage Places Register. It is the first time, I think, Mr Speaker, that the Assembly committee has dealt with a variation of the Territory Plan on the matter of heritage. It will actually give

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