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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 August 2017) . . Page.. 2771 ..

in my office. There has been lots of toing and froing. Again, because it is quite unusual for this place, can I say what a good process it was. It is something that we can be very positive about: that the three parties have worked so collaboratively together to end up with a piece of legislation that is good. I think it took compromise from all parties to achieve a result for the greater good.

The contributions from each of the parties have meant that we have a bill that is optimal, that is the best that we can achieve to deal with this offence. So that is a very good thing. I will not make a habit of it but I again thank the Labor Party and the Greens for their important and significant contributions to what we have achieved here today.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (12.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that the ACT Government:

(a) has shown an inconsistent and contemptuous approach to the governance of the ACT;

(b) is failing to provide the people of the ACT with transparent and consistent decision making;

(c) has made numerous decisions which are detrimental to public safety, including the:

(i) mismanagement of the accommodation at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, providing dedicated accommodation for only 29 women despite having had 45 women in the prison this year;

(ii) failure to provide an environment in the dysfunctional Bimberi Centre for the staff and the detainees which is safe, with an assault taking place on average every six weeks; and

(iii) ACT Policing contracts have failed to keep pace with community expectations, as funding over the past five years is below the consumer price index;

(d) has driven up the cost of living and has shown a disregard for community consultation, including the:

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