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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (1 May) . . Page.. 1263..


Tuesday, 1 May 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.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders-Appropriation Bill 2001-2002

Motion (by Mr Moore ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent-

(1) any business before the Assembly at 3.00 pm this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2001-2002;

(2) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the question "That the debate on the Appropriation Bill 2001-2002 be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting" is agreed;

(3) at 3.00 pm on Thursday, 3 May 2001, the order of the day for the resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 2001-2002 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speech of the Leader of the Opposition, Independent members and the ACT Greens be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion - That the bill be agreed to in principle; and

(4) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at that time being adjourned until a later hour that day.

Estimates 2001-2002 -Select Committee

Appointment

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (10.34): I seek leave to move a motion to establish a select committee on the 2001-2002 estimates.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE Thank you, members. I move:


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