Page 3999 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Mr Rattenbury used the word, but he had a bit of hyperbole himself. He said I had referred to the building as a “fire trap”. I do not believe I have ever used that terminology, Mr Rattenbury. In fact, I regularly visit the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, which I would not be doing if I thought it was a fire trap. The question remains the same as it always has: if it is safe, why are we removing the panels from the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children? Both cannot be true. And additional emergency evacuation procedures do not make the building any safer either. It is good to see measures have been put in place in case of an unfortunate event, but that does not improve safety.

This ACT Labor-Greens government have demonstrated their contempt for the people of Canberra by failing to properly monitor the use of aluminium cladding on buildings in the ACT. It is hard to understand why the ACT Labor-Greens government have chosen to continue to install the highly combustible claddings onto their own buildings when, according to their own reports, they have known about these issues for the best part of a decade. The government should at last be open and transparent on this issue with the people of Canberra and be upfront about the risks and what they are doing about those risks. We will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 12

Noes 9

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Berry

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cody

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Fitzharris

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Children and young people—privacy provisions

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (4.28): I received a question in question time from Mrs Kikkert relating to the Bradyn Dillon matter. I was somewhat surprised to receive this question, as my office had emailed Mrs Kikkert on Friday, 8 September outlining the specific clauses in the Children and Young People Act of which I spoke. I will quote from that email:

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