Page 511 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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different. Yes, as Mr Parton said, this motion is deliberately lacking in detail. It is direct and to the point and it is the first motion, I believe, ever put in this place that has not been replaced with “replace all words”. The intention of the motion is simply to seek an apology from the minister.

To the point Ms Le Couteur made before lunch, I realise that this motion will not increase services or patronage; however, it would mean a great deal to all the people who have been left stranded by this government’s continued refusal to listen. It would mean an awful lot to those families that continue to suffer. This is, once again, an arrogant, pathetic and disrespectful response from an arrogant, heartless and out-of-touch government.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 13

Miss C Burch

Ms Lee

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms J Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Dunne

Mr Parton

Ms Cheyne

Mr Ramsay

Mr Hanson

Ms Cody

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Gentleman

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Gupta

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Ms Le Couteur

Question resolved in the negative.

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin

MR GUPTA (Yerrabi) (3.45): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognises the significant impact Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin had on Canberra, by:

(a) winning the design competition for the plans of Canberra in 1912, shaping it into the modern and unique city we know today;

(b) influencing and overseeing the initial design of both North and South Canberra after becoming the Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction in 1913;

(c) creating the Commonwealth Heritage listed Pialligo Redwood Forest, Australia’s largest stand of mature Redwood species;

(d) designed several heritage listed institutions in the ACT, such as Canberra’s grave for Sir General Bridges on Mount Pleasant and Canberra’s Garbage Incinerator;

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