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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3358..


MR MOORE (12.08): Mr Speaker, I am speaking to the amendment, without closing the debate. I believe that is appropriate. At this stage I am willing to accept Mr Humphries's amendment and the reasons. First of all, if we look at the original amendment that Ms McRae circulated and that this Assembly decided was not relevant, it had in it "any significant public works". Labor were, indeed, using the term "significant". I must say that I accept the amendment with some trepidation, because this motion is very much about the fact that we do not trust Mrs Carnell. What Mr Humphries is now saying to us is, "Please trust us to use the word `significant' appropriately". I think that is the point that Mr Whitecross correctly made.

The message that is going to the Government very clearly through this motion is that when we are talking about lakes and lake foreshores and you have promised consultation, we expect it.

Mr Whitecross: We thought the message got through after the last time.

MR MOORE: Mr Whitecross correctly says that the message should have got through last time. There is a difference between what Mrs Carnell has done and what Mr Humphries has done. Recognising that Mr Humphries has generally consulted upon such issues and considering that he understands that events such as a motor car rally on the foreshores of the lake are significant events, so that we are talking about setting a standard - as opposed to whether you will allow another tent outside Stage 88 on Australia Day, which is not a significant issue - I am prepared to wear the amendment. Mr Osborne has indicated that he is prepared to wear this amendment as well, for the same reasons.

Amendment agreed to.

Debate (on motion by Mr Osborne) adjourned.

LEGAL AFFAIRS - STANDING COMMITTEE
Report on Inquiry into the Efficacy of Surveillance Cameras

MR OSBORNE (12.11): I present Report No. 2 of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs entitled "The Electronic Eye - Inquiry into the Efficacy of Surveillance Cameras", together with extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I ask for leave to move a motion in relation to the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: I move:

That the Assembly authorises the publication of the report of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs entitled "The Electronic Eye - Inquiry into the Efficacy of Surveillance Cameras".

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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