Page 2868 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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was a test for her to say, “I am different, I am open and I am going to back up my rhetoric with some action.” She has failed. And the Greens have failed, because they have decided to fall into line on a principle which they apparently used to hold dear.

I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Social procurement

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (5.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee inquiry report into ACT Government Procurement;

(b) that government social procurement is an important part of post school options for people with a disability;

(c) that the Government issued a procurement circular 2010/02 Social Procurement in June 2010;

(d) that the ACT Government launched the social enterprises hub in June 2010;

(e) the capacity of ACT Government procurement decisions to affect positive social and economic outcomes, particularly amongst disadvantaged groups within the community;

(f) that supporting local social enterprises through government procurement is an important way to support the local economy; and

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