Page 539 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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Ms Cody’s motion in this place earlier today talked about how the government is trying to boost business confidence and what a great job it is doing, but this is a classic example of the door being shut to private investment in this city. When an issue arises, those on the opposite side put their hands over their ears and simply ignore the easy, simple solutions. I look forward to engaging with the minister on trying to resolve this issue in the coming weeks.

The minister is sitting there shaking her head at me. Minister, are you shaking your head because you are not going to engage?

Ms Berry: On a point of order, Madam Speaker, I believe the standing orders require that questions and conversation go through the chair.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Ms Berry. Through the chair, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: No worries, Madam Speaker, I apologise. The minister is sitting there shaking her head. I ask, through you, whether that means there is not a genuine willingness to engage. I am curious as to why she feels the need to shake her head in disgust. It is a very simple, pragmatic solution that the Canberra Liberals are able to put forward on this issue. The opportunity is here for government to engage, and I look forward to that engagement happening in good faith.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Cody

Mr Steel

Mrs Jones

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Lee

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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