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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 3 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 803 ..

MR SMYTH (continuing):

(b) advise the Assembly on the long term protection of tenants' rights.".

I believe the issues have been well canvassed; it is clear where people stand on this issue.

MR WOOD (5.56): Mr Speaker, I rise to oppose this amendment. It is clear that all members who have spoken have expressed concern for the homes of these people and their rights. We have all said that. We all want to keep in touch with this. Mr Smyth's amendment very considerably waters down the strength of the motion. He simply wants to advise us of what he is going to do, perhaps in a little more detail. Members have said that we just want a bit more input than that. We want to debate this further. We want to be able to see what the protections are. As my colleagues have said, if the park is sold, a lease variation could follow, or the new owner could make it so intolerable for residents that they have to move. We want to know more. We want to follow up our expressions of concern for the residents, to make sure that they are protected; that it is not mere words. I would urge members to oppose Mr Smyth's amendment.

Amendment negatived.

Mr Osborne: I seek leave to have the motion divided, so that we can vote on paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) separately.

Leave granted.

Paragraph (1) agreed to.

Question put:

That paragraph (2) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8   	NOES, 9

Mr Berry  	Ms Carnell
Mr Corbell  	Mr Cornwell
Mr Hargreaves  	Mr Hird
Mr Kaine  	Mr Humphries
Mr Quinlan  	Mr Moore
Mr Stanhope  	Mr Osborne
Ms Tucker  	Mr Rugendyke
Mr Wood  	Mr Smyth
		Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

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