Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 3408..
Original question put:
That the motion (Mr Berry's ) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 7 NOES, 10 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Quinlan Mr Humphries Mr Stanhope Mr Kaine Ms Tucker Mr Moore Mr Wood Mr Osborne Mr Rugendyke Mr Smyth Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to:
That order of the day No. 2, private Members' business, relating to the Territory Owned Corporations (Amendment) Bill 1999, be postponed until the next day of sitting.
Debate resumed from 13 October 1999, on motion by Mr Rugendyke:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MR OSBORNE (5.23): Mr Speaker, I will be brief. I toyed with the idea of speaking at length about the role that the Chief Magistrate has undertaken, but the documents tabled and the fact that, I think it would be fair to say, you have come to the conclusion that he did make political comments in relation to the legislation expose the role that he took and expose how he has attempted to undermine the legislation since it was tabled. In saying that, though, I feel that I have no alternative but to support this amendment of Mr Rugendyke's. It disappoints me that there have been two lengthy committee inquiries into this subject and both recommended some legislation in the form of the original Bill, but that was not good enough for Mr Cahill.