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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 8 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 2464..


MS REILLY: Secondly, unless Mr Hird got completely lost at any time when returning home or visiting his own electorate, I do not think he lives in Tuggeranong. I put out a press release in June in which I talked about waiting times for four-bedroom family homes in Tuggeranong being more than six years.

LEGAL AFFAIRS - STANDING COMMITTEE
Reference - Immunisation of Children

MR OSBORNE (6.36): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move a motion altering the terms of reference of the Legal Affairs Committee's inquiry into the immunisation of children.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 20 February 1997 which referred the matter of the immunisation of children to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs for inquiry and report be amended by omitting "by the first sitting day in August 1997".

Mr Speaker, when I raised this matter in the Assembly back in February I remember Mr Wood saying that this had the potential to be another fluoride situation. We have been quite staggered by the amount of material that has come in. We have been inundated with submissions. Also, over the last couple of months we have taken on the issue of the ACT having our own gaol and that has taken up a fair amount of time. Also, there has been a delay in receiving some submissions. Some have come in very late, but we on the committee felt it important to include as much material as possible on this issue. At this stage we have not completed our inquiry, and that is why we are seeking to have the terms of reference altered.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (AMENDMENT) BILL (NO. 3) 1997

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (6.38): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to present the Financial Management (Amendment) Bill (No. 3) 1997.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I present the Financial Management (Amendment) Bill (No. 3) 1997, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.


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