Page 2468 - Week 06 - Thursday, 23 June 2011

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In the time I have left, I will just go back to one point. If the rates that are being set in the schedules, and that we are going to see in the years to come, were the right rates—if they reflected market value—we would be seeing them now through rectification. But that is the undeniable fact that the Treasurer has not been able to respond to. If indeed $50,000 per unit in Braddon is a fair amount of tax to be paying, we would be seeing $50,000 of tax per unit in Braddon at the moment through rectification. The fact is that we are not, because it is not a fair market value and it is not a fair reflection. Therefore it is a punitive tax. Therefore it is a tax that will hit people who own property at the moment, it will hit people who rent and it will hit people who want to buy.

I commend my amendment to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 10

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mrs Dunne

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mr Hanson

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (7.47): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 to 25 circulated in my name together.

Leave not granted.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

Motion (by Ms Hunter) proposed:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Hunter from moving her amendments together.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (7.47): We will not be supporting a suspension of standing orders. This is an outrageous way to make legislation. To come in here at the last minute after two years of apparent consultations and dump 25 amendments on the table that have been negotiated between the Labor Party and the Greens and rush them through in one lump rather than debate them on their merits, I think is indicative of just how poorly this process has been handled. It is a terrible way to make legislation.

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