Page 1138 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Corbell

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Arts—community events

MS FITZHARRIS (Molonglo) (3.55): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Canberra Day events this year were a continuing success with record attendance;

(b) that Canberra paid tribute to the Centenary of Anzac with a special, one-off concert featuring a traditional “Beating Retreat” ceremony by the Australian Defence Force and a performance from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra;

(c) the growing cultural strengths of the capital;

(d) as part of a packed events program Enlighten, the Night Noodle Market, the Balloon Spectacular, and Art not Apart helped draw tourists from across the region and boost the local economy; and

(e) these events are part of what makes Canberra the most liveable city in the world; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) deliver high quality events for the community;

(b) work with the local business and community sector to promote a wide range of events in Canberra; and

(c) support the work of Access Canberra to make it easier for the private sector to start and operate events in the ACT.

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