Page 548 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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will feel betrayed by those who sit on the other side of this chamber as their representatives. They deserve better. No excuse is good enough. Everyone understands that there are processes that must be followed. But everyone also understands that a government can certainly make promises that they intend to follow through.

I and the residents of the Ginninderra electorate sincerely thank those who support this motion as originally drafted. I believe that one of the government’s main duties is to keep its citizens safe as a matter of priority. Any delay in the implementation of traffic safety measures at the intersection of Tillyard and Ginninderra drives is knowingly putting people’s lives, health and property at risk. For this reason, the Canberra Liberals will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 12

Noes 9

Ms Berry

Ms Le Couteur

Miss C Burch

Ms Lee

Ms J Burch

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Cheyne

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Personal explanations

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (5.51): Under standing order 46, I seek leave to make a personal explanation relating to the debate that has just occurred.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Rattenbury.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Mrs Kikkert, in her remarks during the previous debate, outlined in some detail a time line of her emails to my office and made assertions about the fact that I had never replied to her. I have in my hands a copy of the letter that Minister Gentleman wrote on 22 June 2015 to Ms Porter, in response to a letter of 20 May 2015 from a constituent to Ms Porter. I presume this is the same letter that Mrs Kikkert was referring to. In the letter Mr Gentleman said:

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