Page 3738 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 26 August 2009

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I will not say any more because I think it has already been said. I am very disappointed that I did not have support from the government for this. If this comes in in the future then obviously we will be delighted to see it. I was very pleased that we had at least positive words about energy efficient hot water from all three parties in the Assembly. I am disappointed that only the Greens were prepared to stand up for something which would be very good for the environment and very good for the economy. I am appreciative that the Liberal Party went as far as their election policy. I am disappointed that the Labor Party, as yet, have not chosen to go as far as their election policies. I commend the bill, as amended, to the Assembly.

Remainder of bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Question put:

That the bill, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Ms Bresnan

Ms Hunter

Mr Barr

Ms Porter

Mr Coe

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Burch

Mr Doszpot

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Corbell

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Hanson

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Gaming—sale of Labor clubs

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.12): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Treasurer has referred certain documents to the Gambling and Racing Commission for inquiry;

(b) the continual refusal of the Chief Minister to fully answer questions concerning his role in the proposed sale of the Canberra Labor Club Group;

(c) that the Gambling and Racing Commission does not have the same independent role as the Auditor-General or an Assembly committee; and

(d) the significant concern surrounding the proposed transaction and apparent conflict of interest with the ACT Labor Government; and

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