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Mr Corbell’s amendment, of course, flies in the face of all of that, particularly because there is no timetable. If you look at point (b) in Mr Corbell’s motion, it says:

… implementation of the proposal is currently under consideration by government.

It does not say the government is committed to making this happen. It does not say the Labor Party wants to see this happen. It does not say the minister wants to see this happening, because of course it will be eating into his turf. And I think the environment in this case will be the victim of a turf war between two ministers, between two parties, and that is a shame. It would appear that the Greens minister is going to squib and walk away from this and be happy with ongoing consultation rather than a little action on behalf of the environment. That perhaps reveals the true commitment that certainly the Greens and the Labor Party have to the environment in this Assembly.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Mr Gentleman

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (4.40): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the success to date of the celebration of Canberra’s Centenary;

(b) the celebration of Canberra’s 100th birthday on Monday, 11 March 2013 that demonstrated the community’s pride in our city; and

(c) the formal commemoration ceremony of the naming of Canberra on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at the Foundation Stones, which:

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