Page 3811 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (5.29): I thank those members who have spoken in support of this motion and thank Ms Hunter for her sensible amendment. I look forward to seeing Mr Seselja’s tabled correspondence later today and the tabled replies to that correspondence regarding the matter of the slashing of the 12,000 commonwealth public service jobs. I am sure that, as Mr Barr has said, we will all be very interested to see these letters when they are tabled later today. I would encourage him to do that as soon as possible. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 4

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Parkwood Road recycling estate—fire

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.32): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that a significant fire started at the Parkwood Road Recycling Estate on Saturday, 20 August 2011;

(b) that in excess of 15 fire units from the fire brigade and the ACT Rural Fire Service were required to attend to the blaze;

(c) the outstanding efforts of all Emergency Service personnel who attended the blaze;

(d) past inspections by the Emergency Services Authority and the Property Group established that there were fire risks at the Estate; and

(e) the Government was advised that a thorough risk management plan of the entire Parkwood site should be conducted; and

(2) calls on the Government to table:

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