Page 2633 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 28 June 2011

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Recreation) (12.19): The government will not be supporting Ms Hunter’s amendments. What is contained within the bill is the total package that I announced last year in relation to reform in this area and was integral to the government’s agreement in relation to the creation of this fund and the significant expansion of this fund last year. We agreed on the basis that we would seek to increase the community contribution rate from seven to eight per cent. To make this change now would be to breach faith with the commitments that the government has made in relation to reform in this area. It is not something that I am prepared to do, Mr Speaker.

I understand the reasons Ms Hunter is moving the amendment, and I understand the policy rationale and the thinking behind it, but I just do not agree with it. Accordingly, we will be sticking to our position, as we outlined, in support of a total reform package in this area and will not be supporting Ms Hunter’s amendment.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (12.20): The opposition will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That Ms Hunter’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 11

Ms Bresnan

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Barr

Mr Hanson

Ms Hunter

Dr Bourke

Mr Hargreaves

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Smyth

Mrs Dunne

Question so resolved in the negative.

Clause 22 agreed to.

Clause 23 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.23 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Government whip—remuneration

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Chief Minister and relates to her responsibility for the administration of the Remuneration Tribunal Act. Chief Minister, the Remuneration Tribunal awards an extra allowance for those acting in the role of

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