Page 888 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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We see additional borrowings in the mid-year review and out in the never-never we see the prospect of huge expenditure on something like the light rail. A new northside hospital will cost money but it is not included in the forward estimates, so where will that come from? What other projects will get knocked off or will you go further beyond the borrowings that you have made?

It is unfortunate the government adopt this stance. It is nothing more than we would probably expect from them, aided and abetted as always by Mr Rattenbury. It is not hard, Mr Rattenbury, for the government to detail how they see the impacts of these measures on the community. If you will not stand up for the community, we always will.

Question put:

That Mr Barr’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

At 6 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and negatived.

Sport—ground hire fees

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo) (6.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that in the last election campaign the Canberra Liberals highlighted the burden that sporting clubs and Canberra families face in meeting the cost of ground hire fees, particularly for junior sports;

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