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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (13 February) . . Page.. 1..


Tuesday, 13 February 2001

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Resignation of member

MR SPEAKER: On 13 December 2000, I received a letter from Ms Kate Carnell, dated 13 December 2000, in which she resigned from her office as a member of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory. Pursuant to section 13 (3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988, I present the following paper:

Letter of resignation in accordance with subsection 13 (3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988.

Announcement of member to fill casual vacancy

MR SPEAKER: The Clerk has been notified by the Electoral Commissioner that, pursuant to sections 189 and 194 of the Electoral Act 1992, Mrs Jacqui Burke has been declared elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ms Kate Carnell. I present the following paper:

Legislative Assembly for the ACT-Casual vacancy-Declaration of the polls-Minute from the Electoral Commissioner, ACT Electoral Commission to the Clerk, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, dated 18 January 2001.

Oath or affirmation of allegiance

MR SPEAKER: In accordance with the provision of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1984 which requires the oath or affirmation of a new member to be made before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory or a judge of that court authorised by the Chief Justice, His Honour Chief Justice Miles, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, will attend the chamber.

The Chief Justice attending accordingly-

Oath of allegiance by member

Mrs Jacqui Burke was introduced and made and subscribed the oath of allegiance required by law.

The Chief Justice having retired-

MR SPEAKER: On behalf of all members, I bid you a warm welcome to the Assembly, Mrs Burke.


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