24 hours after the event Zed Seselja put out an outraged media release on the passage of change of use charges for developers wanting to throw up units on single residence blocks:
“Day one of an ‘accountable’ Gallagher Labor government and she’s already thrown openness out the window,” Zed said.
“What we saw tonight is the ramming through of significant amendments at the last minute and then an attempt from both the Chief Minister and the Greens Leader Meredith Hunter to push through without debate on each change.
The Greens provided 17 pages of amendments at lunch time today, then wanted to pass them all with the help of Labor in one go at 7.30pm this evening.
“This one piece of legislation will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to the ACT tax coffers, at the expense of homebuyers and renters and Ms Gallagher and Ms Hunter don’t want to debate the substance of this massive tax.
There I was thinking this had been debated ad nauseam for months.
But one media release wasn’t enough, so Zed had another go, also published a day later than its dateline.