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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 01 Hansard (Monday, 31 October 2016) . . Page.. 12 ..

time because of their passionate belief in making a better Canberra and a better planet. Finally, I congratulate our campaign leadership team, Maiy Azize and Sophie Trevitt, who led our team so ably and with such conviction and with such energy through the course of the campaign.

Over the past few months the Greens have spoken to tens of thousands of Canberrans and we have heard them loudly and clearly. Canberrans want their voices to be heard in the Assembly. They want to have confidence that decisions are being made with them and not just for them, and they want to be represented by politicians who are not afraid to stand up for issues that are important and to confront challenging issues.

The Greens are determined to put the community back at the front and centre of our Assembly. We have a clear vision for our city and our future. We believe in a Canberra that has fast and efficient public transport, a Canberra where everyone has somewhere safe and decent to live and a Canberra where Canberrans can have confidence in our democracy. We can assure the community and our colleagues in this place that they are the issues that we will continue to strive to make progress on so that Canberra can be the best possible city for all of us.


MADAM SPEAKER: Members, I acknowledge the presence in the gallery of a number of former members of the Assembly. On behalf of members of this, the Ninth Assembly, I bid you a very warm welcome and return to the Assembly.

Election of Deputy Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: We now move to the nomination of candidates for Deputy Speaker. Standing order 4 requires that the Assembly proceed, at its first sitting after an election, to elect a Deputy Speaker.

MR COE (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition) (10.58): I nominate Mrs Vicki Dunne, and I move:

That Mrs Dunne be elected Deputy Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, do you accept the nomination?


MADAM SPEAKER: Is there any further proposal? There being no further proposal, I declare Mrs Vicki Dunne, the member proposed, to have been elected as Deputy Speaker.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No 7/2016—Certain Land Development Agency Acquisitions, dated 30 September 2016.

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