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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4879 ..

MS McRAE (8.59): Labor similarly believes that this matter is best left within the provisions of the legislation rather than the Territory Plan. These objectives can be reached in other ways. This is not the best mechanism. We will also be opposing the amendments.

Question put:

That the amendments (Ms Horodny's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 4	 		NOES, 11
Ms Horodny	Mr Berry	Ms McRae
Mr Moore	Mr Cornwell	Ms Reilly
Mr Osborne	Mr De Domenico	Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker	Mr Hird		Mr Whitecross
		Mr Humphries	Mr Wood
		Mr Kaine

Question so resolved in the negative.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 7 and 8, by leave, taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 9

MR MOORE (9.03): Mr Speaker, I move:

Page 3, lines 12 to 14, omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

"Preparation of variation

9. Section 15 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from subsection (3) all the words from and including `All' to and including `(1984)' and substituting `The Authority shall not prepare a variation to the Plan inconsistent with the Metropolitan Policy Plan (1984)'.".

The amendment deals with subsection 15(3), which was the attempt within the legislation to ensure that the Territory Plan would be a strategic plan. Unfortunately, the so-called strategic plan was not a strategic plan. Therefore, I am moving that the strategic elements of the Metropolitan Policy Plan of 1984 apply until that plan is replaced by a further comprehensive strategy for the long-term development of land in the Territory. The irony is that Mr Humphries wants to remove reference to the Metropolitan Policy Plan because the Government thought that they had introduced a strategy into the Assembly earlier this week; but, of course, it was not a strategy for the Territory, just a bit of Liberal ideology that the Assembly has dismissed.

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