Page 598 - Week 02 - Thursday, 16 February 2017

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MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising Act) requires that this appointment must be agreed to by a special majority of the Assembly, which is 17 votes. That being the case, I direct that a vote be taken.

Question put:

That that the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 23

Noes 0

Mr Barr

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Burch

Ms Lee

Ms Cheyne

Mr Milligan

Ms Cody

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Mrs Dunne

Mr Pettersson

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Ramsay

Mr Gentleman

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Steel

Mrs Jones

Mr Wall

Mrs Kikkert

Question resolved in the affirmative, by the special majority required.

Sitting suspended from 12.20 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Crime—motorcycle gangs

MR COE: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, I refer to a recent report which states:

Outlaw bikie gangs have declared Canberra a “free for all” zone, with one of the world’s most bloodthirsty outfits targeting the nation’s capital because of its lack of consorting laws.

Attorney, what information have you or your directorate received about gangs now targeting Canberra?

MR RAMSAY: I thank the Leader of the Opposition for his question. Certainly it is the case that community safety is an absolutely vital area. It is important that we see the government and ACT policing working together to make sure that Canberra remains a safe place. I think one of the important things to note is that in relation to the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs, ACT policing has established Taskforce Nemesis.

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