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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (1 March) . . Page.. 503..


Unit Titles Consequential Amendments Bill 2000

Debate resumed from 30 November 2000, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Consideration of private members business

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (4.11): Before I move for the suspension of standing orders I would like to acknowledge the presence of my daughter in the gallery. She has not been to a sitting before.

Mr Speaker, I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 15, private Members' business relating to the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000 being called on immediately after the resolution of any question relating to the conclusion of consideration of order of the day No 6, Executive business relating to the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000 [No 2].

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000 [No 2]

[Cognate bill:

Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000]

Debate resumed from 18 October 2000, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this bill be agreed to in principle

MR SPEAKER: Is it the wish of the Assembly to debate this order of the day concurrently with the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000? There being no objection, that course will be followed. I remind members that in debating executive business order of the day No 6 they may also address their remarks to private members business order of the day No 15.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (4.12): Mr Speaker, the Assembly has before it two bills on the important issue of leasing business premises. I probably should say at the outset-and I will say it now to get it out of the way-that having regard to the very significant position of principle which the Liberal Party and others have taken in this place about conflicts of interest, particularly at a time when we are having a debate in relation to gaming or licensed clubs and the position of the Labor Party in that circumstance, having regard to our association with the Labor Club, it needs to be pointed out that the Liberal Party acquires or achieves most of its income here in the ACT as a consequence of its position as a landlord. I believe two-thirds of the Liberal


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