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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1271..


A vote having been called for and the bells having been rung -

MR SPEAKER: The question is: That the debate on Mr Wood's motion be adjourned and incorporated in a cognate debate on public works.

Members interjected.

MR SPEAKER: What is the motion, Mr Kaine?

Mr Kaine: A cognate debate with the Government's response to the Planning Committee's report on public works.

Mr Berry: I thought it was just a motion to adjourn it.

Mr De Domenico: You did not listen.

Mr Berry: It was not circulated.

Mr Kaine: Now you can vote yes.

Mr Berry: We are not going to vote yes to that either. We want to deal with it.

Ms Horodny: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. Could we have that motion circulated?

Mrs Carnell: It is just to adjourn it.

Ms McRae: No, it is not. The Speaker said something quite different.

Mrs Carnell: It is to adjourn it and to have the thing debated cognately with our response to the capital works report.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I think the motion is out of order because it seeks to have something debated cognately with something that is not even on the notice paper.

MR SPEAKER: I have taken advice from the Clerk to the effect that, whilst leave is not required to adjourn the debate, if you wish to add something to the motion you need leave. That is the current situation.

Motion (by Mr Kaine) proposed:

That the debate be adjourned.

MR SPEAKER: That clears it up. We can now continue with the vote, and the question is: That the debate be adjourned.


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