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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 12 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 3766..


Question put:

That the motion (Mr Hird's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

Ayes, 8   	Noes, 9

Ms Carnell  	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell  	Mr Corbell
Mr Hird  	Mr Hargreaves
Mr Humphries  	Mr Kaine
Mr Moore  	Mr Osborne
Mr Rugendyke  	Mr Quinlan
Mr Smyth  	Mr Stanhope
Mr Stefaniak  	Ms Tucker
 		Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

SUBORDINATE LAWS AMENDMENT BILL 2000

Detail Stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed from 29 November 2000.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Care) (3.42): I move:

Clause 4, page 5, lines 8 to 29, proposed new section 9F, omit the proposed new section.

I have spoken to Mr Hargreaves and he has accepted that the proposed new subsection will make government more accountable but for the time being may make putting the legislation together more onerous. We have some concern about this. Mr Hargreaves and I are prepared to revisit the legislation in a year's time. If the time is right then, we can reintroduce this concept. We will not be closed minded to that. I think we should proceed with the bill without this slightly onerous task attached to it.

MR HARGREAVES (3.43): I thank the government, Mr Moore particularly, for the support they have given the bill and the principles that lie behind it. I am going to support this amendment to extract proposed new section 9F. For administration of this to work, it requires a commitment on the part of a number of people - the government of the day, the opposition, members, advisers to ministers and the bureaucratic staff who support them.


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