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retrospective degrouping power is applicable to cases prior to 1 July 2008. Clause 11 makes clear that companies are liable for each other’s debts only when those debts were accrued when those companies were grouped.

I commend the bill to the house.

Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned to the next sitting.

Budget 2013-2014

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (10.12): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that the 2013-14 ACT Budget;

(i) aims at building a stronger economy and creating opportunity and fairness for all Canberrans;

(ii) begins the transformation of our city through major infrastructure projects to meet the challenges of our second century;

(iii) provides funding to progress with important capital projects such as Capital Metro and City to the Lake that will transform the city;

(iv) continues the Government’s nation-leading taxation reforms and delivers a series of structural reforms that will be made to the Territory Budget to make the operation of government more efficient;

(v) returns to a balanced budget in a measured way, to ensure we can continue to provide high quality services and invest in the infrastructure that will transform our city; and

(vi) delivers high quality health and education services; and

(2) supports the projects, reforms and initiatives in the 2013-14 ACT Budget that aim to build and transform Canberra.

MADAM SPEAKER: Clerk. Sorry, I am just a little confused here this morning. Bear with me. The question is that the motion be agreed to. Sorry, I was reading something else and not concentrating on what I should have been, Ms Berry. I do apologise.

MS BERRY: I will try to make sure that the motion is exciting for you, Madam Speaker, so that you can be completely enthralled by the information that it will provide today.

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