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We are not just talking about planning; we are not just talking about financial or economic policy. This is a major social policy failure of this government. They seem to think that it is okay to price thousands, tens of thousands, of Canberrans out of the property market. They seem quite content to drive them out of town. Why is it that a house and land package just over the border in Queanbeyan is more than $150,000 cheaper than here in the ACT? We are letting down so many people in Canberra. We are letting down future generations of Canberrans that cannot afford to live in the city that they grew up in.

It is shameful what this Labor-Greens government has done over the last 19 years. They have locked so many families, so many people, out of the housing market. They have created so much poverty and so much misery for so many Canberra families because of their housing policies. And they should be ashamed.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 12

Noes 9

Ms Berry

Mr Pettersson

Miss C Burch

Mr Milligan

Ms J Burch

Mr Ramsay

Mr Coe

Mr Parton

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Dunne

Mr Gentleman

Mr Steel

Mr Hanson

Mr Gupta

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Lawder

Ms Orr

Ms Lee

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Crime—motorcycle gangs

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (3.26): I move:

That this Assembly calls on the ACT Government to urgently introduce anti-consorting legislation, consistent with NSW, to help prevent outlaw motorcycle gang violence in Canberra.

On 25 March 2009, over 11 years ago, I put out a press release titled “ACT at risk of bikie violence with government’s soft approach”. In that press release and for 11 years since, I have called on the ACT government to implement anti-consorting legislation that is consistent with New South Wales’s, to help prevent bikie violence in this city.

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