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opportunity practices”. You want to delete that? And “ensure Government policies and practices identify and appropriately support the needs of ACT seniors”.

It is just bizarre that we are talking about standing up for the seniors community and yet this is being censored, the life of this motion is being censored through Dr Bourke. It is about time that Dr Bourke stood up and represented some of the views that I have expressed here today. He is the minister for seniors, and it is his responsibility to also talk to the community, find out what they are saying and convince his Chief Minister that if he wants to represent the community in the way that a chief minister should represent all of his community, then that should be what Dr Bourke will need to tell Mr Barr.

We cannot accept the amendment, for all the reasons that I have just mentioned. I have got to say that I am very disappointed that Dr Bourke has chosen such a bizarre way of trying to make a point to the community that he represents.

Question put:

That Dr Bourke’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Mr Hinder

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—Indigenous detainees

MR WALL (Brindabella) (5.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the rise in numbers of Indigenous detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) according to recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS);

(b) ongoing security breaches including the recent escape of a prisoner whilst receiving medical treatment at The Canberra Hospital; and

(c) the total cost per prisoner per day at the AMC has reached $421.26, the highest of any jurisdiction in Australia; and

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