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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 178 ..

Ms Dundas' amendments agreed to.

Question put:

That Mr Corbell's amendment, as amended, be agreed to.

The bells having been rung-

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, is it possible to have a vote conducted seriatim on the paragraphs?

MR SPEAKER: I think it is a bit late now, Mr Humphries. The vote has been called, and I do not think we can do that now.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Quinlan

Mrs Cross

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Dundas

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Dunne

Ms Tucker

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Mr Humphries

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Pratt

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MS TUCKER (4.59): I want to respond to some of the points raised in the motion. The motion is about is whether or not we look at providing options for residents of Gungahlin.

At 5.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted. The motion for the adjournment of the Assembly having been put and negatived, the debate was resumed.

MS TUCKER: The point of the motion is not to argue about whether or not we abandon the zonal bus fare system, build bus only lanes or upgrade Majura Road. Clearly, the Greens have a strong position on all those measures. This is about the timing of investigating the feasibility and sustainability of building another freeway and whether that should occur, with an integrated transport plan rather than as occurred before. As I have already said, it is a serious contradiction to say you are going to develop an integrated transport plan but at the same time build a major freeway which, on any reading of the matter, will not address the needs of the population into the future.

Members have made much of the difficulties people living at Gungahlin are experiencing with transport. I do not disagree with that. I totally support that position. As I have explained many times in this place, that is the result of the negligence of both Labor and Liberal governments in the past. We do not need to make further bad decisions now, in the pressure and the heat of the moment, which will still not serve the people of

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