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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 August 2008) . . Page.. 3268 ..

MR STANHOPE: They would today oppose a piece of significant legislation—legislation that passes every test in relation to its capacity to deal with this particular issue.

Mr Smyth: Every test?

MR SPEAKER: I warn you, Mr Smyth. Another bleat out of either of you and I will name you.

MR STANHOPE: It passes every test. It is rigorous; it is well targeted. The Liberal Party could not bring itself to support the most significant advance we have seen in relation to a community’s willingness to grasp this very difficult issue in dealing with this greatest challenge that the earth faces. It is an indictment of the Liberal Party. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Mr Stanhope

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Territory plan—variation No 281

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Approval of Variation No 289 to the Territory Plan—Belconnen Town Centre—Changes to the Road Network, Inter-town Public Transport Route and other Zone Changes, dated 7 August 2008, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

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