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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (4 September) . . Page.. 3040 ..

MR BERRY: It is not a small business.

Mr De Domenico: The people who work there are different, are they?

MR BERRY: The Commonwealth is small business?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, continue.

MR BERRY: Small businesses think they are being abandoned because this mob opposite think the Commonwealth is a small business. These small businesses have to be protected. This motion serves notice on the Government that business is concerned and that they want a bus service to those eight suburbs maintained in order that - - -

Mr De Domenico: Yes, maintained; in other words, no change.

MR BERRY: It is not a no-change motion. If I meant no change, I would have said no change. I know the attitude of Mr Moore on these issues. That is why the motion has been written in this form. There is room to move, but you shall not totally withdraw services from those eight suburbs, because it will impact on those businesses. You must not undermine those services to the Kippax centre. Mr Speaker, I urge members to support this motion.

Amendment (Ms Horodny's) negatived.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr De Domenico's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7	 	NOES, 8

Mr Cornwell	Mr Berry
Mr De Domenico	Ms Follett
Mr Hird		Ms Horodny
Mr Humphries	Ms McRae
Mr Kaine	Mr Osborne
Mr Moore	Ms Tucker
Mr Stefaniak	Mr Whitecross
		Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

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