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Wednesday, 21 August 1985
Page: 51


Senator VIGOR —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that the Australian Labor Party has promised in previous election campaigns not to sell the Belconnen Mall, and to provide adequate community facilities in North Canberra for all age groups;

(b) notes that the sale of Belconnen Mall would break a fundamental election promise of the Government;

(c) notes that the Belconnen Mall currently provides subsidised child care facilities for parents in North Canberra;

(d) calls on the Government to reconsider its proposal to sell the Belconnen Mall;

(e) calls on the Government to allocate the $7 to $10 million held in reserves by the Canberra Commercial Development Authority to community development activities and facilities in North Canberra; and

(f) requests that if the Belconnen Mall is sold that child care facilities continue to be provided in the Mall, with a continuation of the current level of subsidisation indefinitely, and that this be included as a clause in any Belconnen Mall lease.