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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 2445..

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer) (11.49): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move amendments 1 and 2 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I move the amendments [see schedule 3 at page 2507]. I table a supplementary explanatory memorandum in relation to these two amendments. I indicate that these provisions simply pick up a further piece of legislation which was not properly covered in the original legislation, namely, the Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

ACTION Corporation Bill 1999

[Cognate bill:

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Bill 2000]

Debate resumed from 25 November 1999, 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 Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Bill 2000? There being no objection, that course will be followed. I remind members that in debating order of the day No 3 they may also address their remarks to order of the day No 4.

MR OSBORNE (11.50): I move:

That the debate be adjourned.

Mr Speaker, I seek leave to speak to the motion.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Thank you, Mr Speaker. At about 20 to 11 today I received on my desk in the chamber 15 pages of amendments from the Labor Party. This bill has been on the table since 1999 and I do not think it is fair that members on the crossbenches who have concerns about the legislation should be placed in a position where we could be voting on the bill, even during the in-principle stage, without having had time to look at these amendments.

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