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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 October 2017) . . Page.. 4357 ..

I hope that is not what is happening now. But there is only one way to know. Tracking this data may provide us the assurance that we are getting many things right, but it would almost certainly highlight areas we could improve in. For the sake of our children and young people, I expect this government to pursue the necessary policies and mechanisms to allow for the collection of this information and then make the necessary improvements.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 11

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Ms Burch

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Cody

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Lee

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Doszpot from today’s sitting until 30 November 2017, due to illness.

Environment—tree canopy

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (4.49): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) Canberra’s urban areas include over 750 000 ACT Government-managed trees, which are highly valued by the Canberra community for the many benefits they bring;

(b) trees ameliorate urban temperatures in summer and reduce the heat island effect—for example, the temperature difference between pavements in sun and shade can be over 12oC;

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