Page 2174 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 3 August 2016

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have been incorporated through a reduction in building height and the formulation of TA2016-08. The majority of the Assembly agreed with Variation 334 and agreed to the development of TA2016-08. Public consultation for future development applications undertaken in accordance with the Act, represents additional opportunities for the community to comment on any future redevelopment.

The petition before the committee raises issues that have already been considered and adequately addressed by the ACT Government. It also proposes to undertake an inquiry after Variation 334 has been approved, which is not consistent with the provisions of the Act. As Variation 334 has been approved by the Assembly, robust process has been followed, and the community has been, and will continue to be consulted regarding the redevelopment of Red Hill.

Government integrity

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that there is a perception of a lack of integrity and probity around the ACT Labor Government, including:

(a) the ongoing investigation into the Brumbies into a $7 million lease variation waiver signed by the Treasurer;

(b) a series of land property deals currently under investigation by the Auditor-General;

(c) the decision to provide pokies to the Casino that will possibly reap the Labor Party affiliated Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) millions of dollars from the sale of gaming machines;

(d) the dismissal of the Police Minister after her office provided sensitive information to the CFMEU;

(e) a Canberra Times editorial titled Government by Cronyism;

(f) the CEO of the Council of Small Business editorial titled Living in the crony capital;

(g) a Canberra Times editorial of 17 March headline that The deal between the state government and UnionsACT just doesn’t smell right;

(h) a Canberra Times editorial conclusion that “Many voters have concluded the inflexibility of thinking and disdain of criticism the Chief Minister affects from time to time betrays a familiarity with power not wholly admirable nor indeed desirable.”;

(i) comments by the ACT ALP General Secretary in response to an ALP sub branch president that “if we started throwing people out of the Labor Party for fines we probably wouldn’t have many members left”;

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