Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3456..
MR MOORE (12.34): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement on the work of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment.
MR MOORE: I thank members. Mr Speaker, the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment is preparing a report on the issues raised at the 1996 National Conference of Australian Parliamentary Works Committees that was hosted by the Assembly in August 1996. I also ask for leave of the Assembly to move a motion in relation to the report being prepared by the standing committee.
MR MOORE: I move:
(1) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment has completed its report on the issues raised at the 1996 National Conference of Australian Parliamentary Works Committees, the Committee may send it to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, circulation and publication; and
(2) the foregoing provisions of this resolution have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Chief Minister and Treasurer. Yesterday on ABC radio Dr David Chessell, the senior partner of Access Economics, said:
It is disingenuous to say that the budget has been returned to surplus a year earlier than planned. It's not true, the reason being that there are over $100m of asset sales. And asset sales are just another form of borrowing.