Page 497 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 12

Noes 9

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms Cheyne

Mr Ramsay

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Gentleman

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Answer to question on notice

Statement by member

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.55): Madam Speaker, I seek leave to make a brief statement to correct the record.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Thank you, Madam Speaker, and thank you to the members of the Assembly. I have come down here at the first possible opportunity to confess that my office did receive the answer to question on notice No 1 in the course of the morning. As I walked out at question time and asked had we received the answer, my senior adviser said that he did not hear me ask the question. He admits that it was his mistake. It may have been that I had a very small voice if he did not hear me. He does admit that it is the first mistake that he has made since voting for Gough in 1972.

Business confidence

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (3.56): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT Government has pursued economic diversification and growth by:

(i) raising the ACT’s payroll tax threshold to the highest in the country at $2 million—exempting many local businesses from this tax;

(ii) abolishing insurance duties and land tax for all businesses;

(iii) securing direct international flights to Singapore and New Zealand;

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