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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3299..


The Assembly voted-

 Ayes, 6     		Noes, 9

 Mrs Burke    	Mr Berry  	Mr Stanhope 
 Mr Cornwell    Mr Corbell  	Ms Tucker  
 Mr Hird    	Mr Hargreaves  	Mr Wood  
 Mr Humphries   Mr Moore
 Mr Kaine    	Mr Osborne
 Mr Stefaniak   Mr Rugendyke  
Question so resolved in the negative.

Stock Amendment Bill 2001

Debate resumed from 9 August 2001, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CORBELL (4.58): Mr Speaker, the Labor Party will be supporting this bill today. This bill basically makes provision for the banning of certain feed products sourced from mammalians and poultry and fish to prevent the possible spread of mad cow disease or BSC and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These are sensible amendments to the act to prevent, as much as possible, the possible spread of this disease and to ensure continued absence of this disease in Canberra. We will be supporting the bill.

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer) (4.59): Mr Speaker, I thank the Labor Party for its support for this important bill. Mad cow disease is what this is all about.

Ms Tucker: Be very careful. Be very, very careful.

MR HUMPHRIES: It's all about mad cow disease, Mr Speaker. I am very pleased that the Assembly has given this bill its support.

At 5.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted. The motion for the adjournment of the Assembly having been put and negatived, the debate was resumed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage

Bill agreed to.


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