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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 11 August 2016) . . Page.. 2833 ..

Bill agreed to.

Estimates 2016-2017—Select Committee

Report—government response

Debate resumed from 2 August 2016, on motion by Mr Barr:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Election Commitments Costing Amendment Bill 2016

Debate resumed.

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Urban Renewal) (8.30): I rise briefly in the adjournment debate tonight, this being the final sitting of this Assembly, to thank my Labor colleagues and Minister Rattenbury for being part of the government in this parliamentary term.

I thank you all for your hard work, for your dedication to the people of Canberra, to your respective electorates and for all of the extra hours that you have put in in recent times, particularly as there has been a very ambitious cabinet agenda. We have established three cabinet subcommittees focusing on the government’s policy priorities and ministers have worked exceptionally hard.

I would like to acknowledge and welcome Mr Hinder to our parliamentary team. It has been a very brief time in the Assembly but I am sure following October that your career in this place will continue at a great pace.

To those opposite, it has not always been a pleasure working with you but at times we have been able to reach across the political divide. Actually, more often than not we do agree in this place. Most pieces of legislation pass unanimously but the areas where we disagree, we disagree with passion. I do not understand your political philosophy at times but I respect that you hold your political views very deeply and that you are prepared to participate in the political process and that is a good thing.

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