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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 979..


MR MOORE (continuing):

It seems to me, Mr Speaker, that it would be a very difficult proposal, even if passed, for the government to accept, and that raises a range of other issues. But in the end the government has said again and again that when we have a motion in the Assembly we will take it seriously, as we always do, but in the end, if we are to be directed, then it has to be done by legislation.

Mr Speaker, it is not in the public interest for this amendment to be passed by this Assembly. It is in Mr Berry's interest and it may be in the interest of a handful of union members, and that is probably the same thing. But, as well, it is not in the general interest of workers. Mr Speaker, I urge members to simply reject this amendment.

Members ought to take into account another matter. Mr Berry, as I understand it, took this matter to the Administration and Procedure Committee. The matter was not important enough for committee to list it for debate during consideration of private members business tomorrow. (Extension of time granted.)

We have now spent a significant amount of time debating this matter during consideration of executive members business. We were given very little notice of Mr Berry's amendment and we are still trying to understand the full ramifications of it. That is why Mr Hird attempted to adjourn debate on the amendment. I believe that debate ought to have been adjourned to allow better and appropriate consideration of the amendment.

Question put:

That Mr Berry 's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-


		 Ayes, 9  			Noes, 6

 Mr Berry  		Mr Rugendyke  	Mrs Burke  Mr Stefaniak
 Mr Hargreaves  	Mr Stanhope  	Mr Cornwell
 Mr Kaine  		Ms Tucker  	Mr Humphries
 Mr Osborne  		Mr Wood  	Mr Moore
 Mr Quinlan    				Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Discharge of orders of the day

Motion (by Mr Moore , by leave) agreed to:

That the following orders of the day be discharged from the notice paper:

Assembly business-

No 19, relating to the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services' Report No 42 on Draft Variation No 113 to the Territory Plan-Kingston Foreshore;


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