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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . . Page.. 207..


Thursday, 15 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.

Discharge of orders of the day-Assembly business and private members business

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (10.32): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move a motion to discharge Assembly business and private members business orders of the day.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE: I move:

That the following orders of the day be discharged from the Notice Paper:

Assembly business-

No 10 relating to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's Report No 2 on men's health services;

No 16 relating to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's Report No 3 on public hospital waiting lists;

No 21 relating to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's Report No 4 on 1998-99 annual and financial reports;

No 26 relating to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's Report No 5 on respite care services in the ACT;

No 29 relating to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's Report No 6 on the draft 2000-2001 budget;

No 44 relating to the proposed reference of standard of care for disability services to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care.

Private Members' business-

No 12 relating to the Auditor-General Amendment Bill 1999.

We are seeking to rationalise the notice paper. We have dealt with responses to these orders of the day. There has been some debate and debate has been adjourned. It was recommended that these orders of the day be discharged following adequate debate in the Assembly.

MR QUINLAN (10.35): I will comment on private members business order of the day No 12. It relates to the Auditor-General Amendment Bill, which is my bill. I have already advised the clerical staff that I am happy for that to be removed from the notice paper, but I would like to record that the reason for removing it from the notice paper is that the bill relates to allowing the Auditor-General to report out of session. I have had quite comprehensive advice from the Clerk that problems relating to privilege might accrue to those reports and the people who use those reports subsequent to their publication out of session. I want to have that noted in Hansard, because the situation has arisen again in other legislation before this place.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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