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individuals and their wellbeing. I am proud to move this motion today. I would ask members to vote for it. It is not unreasonable when other processes have run out that we bring a matter back to the ultimate court of the land, which is the Assembly. I would seek your assistance on this motion.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 7

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Berry

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Dr Bourke

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lawder

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the negative.

Economy—digital Canberra action plan

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (5.19): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of the ACT Government’s Digital Canberra Action Plan to accelerate business engagement with the digital economy and help businesses access new customers and markets;

(b) the ACT Government’s investment of more than $12 million in NICTA over 2012-2016 towards research into innovative service delivery in areas such as e-health and e-government;

(c) that access to hi-speed internet improves education opportunities for all Canberrans;

(d) the benefits that free Wi-Fi will bring to civic life and tourism in our town centres;

(e) the potential for high skilled job growth in our innovative information and communications technology sector in the ACT; and

(f) the Federal Government’s plan to limit the construction of the National Broadband Network to fibre to the node instead of fibre to the premises; and

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