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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 June 2017) . . Page.. 2060 ..

exactly how this would be done because we have been hearing recently a lot of concerns about consultation and engagement with the community. I encourage Mr Gentleman and his government to take very seriously engaging with the community.

Mindful of the time, I would like once again to thank Ms Le Couteur for bringing forward the motion and to thank members of her staff for the very constructive way that they have engaged with staff in my office about this motion. Potentially there are some lessons for Minister Gentleman about the way his office could engage with me and my staff in terms of consultation because that has been a little lacking in my experience recently. It is a bit hard to get information. Consultation is the key to getting good outcomes for the community.

Therefore we have no hesitation in passing the amendment from Mr Gentleman to this very interesting motion from Ms Le Couteur and I thank Ms Le Couteur for bringing it forward today.

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (6.30): I rise to thank Mr Gentleman and Ms Lawder for their contributions. Were it earlier in the day I would talk at greater length about the various issues that everyone has raised but suffice it to say that I am pleased to welcome the Assembly’s support for demonstration housing precincts, and I look forward to hearing about significant progress in November.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Health—rare cancer funding

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (6.31): Members may be aware that in November last year the commonwealth parliament established a Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates to inquire and report on the impact of health research funding models on the availability of funding for research into cancers with low survival rates.

The committee will hold public hearings in Canberra on Friday this week. A number of Canberrans have made submissions but not all have the opportunity to speak. For the record, tonight I would like to let members know of one story, and I welcome Sarah and Tom McGoram here today to the chamber. This is Sarah’s story:

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