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from the AFPA. It is important that we close those gaps between the jurisdictions, otherwise that is where we will find organised crime operating most effectively.

So I thank members for the debate today. Aside from some of the more emotive language and name calling, I think it has been a useful debate. We have the issue on the table. There are two motions, and I hope that mine will be successful. I will talk briefly to Mr Corbell’s motion when that is put forward. But, certainly, I believe that we all share the same sentiment in this house—that is, we must take all action necessary to keep our community safe, as well as being mindful at all times of the impact upon human rights legislation. If we do those two things, then I believe that we are meeting the responsibility of the chamber.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson’s motion be agreed to.

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

ACT Policing—investigative powers

Debate resumed from 31 March 2009, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) current community concerns regarding the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG) and apparent gang related violence in some Australian cities;

(b) the relatively low level of OMCG membership and associated criminal activity in the ACT; and

(c) the involvement of OMCG in organised crime in Australia and overseas;

(2) resolves that the Government provide advice to the Assembly on:

(a) the nature and operation of existing Territory laws used to combat organised crime groups and any proposed review of such laws;

(b) issues arising from the South Australian Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008 including any available early evidence as to its operation and efficacy in reducing organised criminal activity;

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