Page 5162 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 28 November 2017

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about ensuring animal welfare and not accepting the inevitable toll that arises from greyhound racing.

I do not want to rehash the earlier discussion, but we will not be supporting this amendment. We think that the government has been very clear about the time line. Minister Ramsay has just outlined a whole series of dates which I think underline that fact. To extend the date undermines the impact of the well-constructed and genuine attempt to encourage people to engage with the transition package.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 12

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms Cheyne

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Cody

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Jones

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Gentleman

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Stephen-Smith

Question resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! Clapping in the gallery is considered unparliamentary and I would ask visitors to refrain.

Bill agreed to.

Domestic Animals (Racing Greyhounds) Amendment Bill 2017

Debate resumed from 2 November 2017, on motion by Ms Fitzharris:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (5.24), in reply: I speak today to the Domestic Animals (Racing Greyhounds) Amendment Bill 2017, which I introduced earlier this month. The bill is part of a package that implements the government’s commitment to ending greyhound racing and trialling in the ACT.

We heard previously the Attorney-General outline the background to and context for this package of amendments and speak to the ways in which this companion bill will

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