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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4148 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

The Government is not proposing to pump millions of dollars into the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority for the purpose of simply constructing buildings that are properly the responsibility of the private sector to build. We are not going to build government hotels and government houses, although we might buy some housing at the end of the day. We are not going to do that, Mr Speaker. The private sector is going to do that.

We have to make sure this stacks up from a private sector point of view and all the factors, including town planning and environmental concerns, are integrated into it. I think it is quite wrong to try to weave all these sorts of elements in, as Ms Tucker has suggested. The result would be a board with much less capacity to capture the necessary skills and expertise we simply must have to make this work successfully. I ask members not to support these sorts of restrictions and limitations on the operation of the appointments to the foreshore board.

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Tucker's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 3  		NOES, 14

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

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR QUINLAN (5.30): I ask for leave to move together the amendments circulated in my name. I understand that Mr Humphries had a marginal change he would like to make to one of them and that is quite acceptable.

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