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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 2733..


MR KAINE (continuing):

The committee has not placed an onus on the Government to have it independently audited; but I would ask the Government to note that we have asked that, when they respond to this report, they indicate what action they propose to take, if any, in connection with that aspect. It seems to me, from a public accountability viewpoint, that it would be an advantage to have that budget outcome statement independently audited. There may be complexities that make it difficult, if not impossible, although I doubt that. The Government might note that that is one of the things that we would like some comment on when they come back in response to this report.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

CONSIDERATION OF PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Suspension of Standing Orders

Motion (by Ms Tucker) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent notice No. 4, private members business, relating to proposed temporary order 77 to give precedence to private members business on Wednesday afternoons, being called on forthwith.

TEMPORARY ORDER 77

MS TUCKER (4.55): I move:

That unless otherwise ordered:

(1) paragraph (a) of standing order 77 be suspended from the next sitting day and the following temporary order operate until the last sitting day of 1996:

"(a) On sitting Wednesdays private Members' business shall have precedence of Executive business;" and

(2) paragraph (d) of standing order 77 be suspended from the next sitting day and the following temporary order operate until the last sitting day of 1996:

"(d) when there is no question before the Chair during private Members' business and at any time during the consideration of Assembly business any Member may move that Executive business be called on and such motion shall be put forthwith without amendment or debate.".


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