Page 521 - Week 02 - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

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I will ask the ACT Place Names Committee to investigate further opportunities to recognise the couple through the placenames process, in consultation with other agencies, including the City Renewal Authority and the Canberra National Memorials Committee.

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.16): I fear very much that this amendment is moving us away from a very respectful and deserved recognition of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin and well into a planning space and what may happen in the future. I have absolute support for Mr Gupta’s motion and, as I have already outlined, the very appropriate recognition of not just Walter Burley Griffin but Marion Mahony Griffin as a pioneer in her field and a pioneer for women. I think the amendment changes the whole character of this motion, which gives me pause for thought.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 2

Noes 21

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Berry

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Rattenbury

Miss C Burch

Ms Lawder

Ms J Burch

Ms Lee

Ms Cheyne

Mr Milligan

Ms Cody

Ms Orr

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Mrs Dunne

Mr Pettersson

Mr Gentleman

Mr Ramsay

Mr Gupta

Mr Steel

Mr Hanson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mrs Jones

Amendment negatived.

Original question resolved in the affirmative.

Illegal dumping

MR MILLIGAN (Yerrabi) (4.22): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that, despite the numerous complaints from the residents of Yerrabi, there has been insufficient action on the illegal dumping and litter occurring across the electorate;

(b) this includes the abuse of charity bins, roadside litter and illegal dumping on vacant blocks and public spaces;

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