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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3472..

Chamber-seating arrangements

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (12.02 am), in reply: I am not quite sure what is happening to Mr Kaine's memory, but I reckon that in the First Assembly we used staffers in complex debates. My recollection of the first such debate where help was provided in this way was the debate on the planning legislation, or maybe there was a budget bill before that. It is unusual. I think we should keep it unusual, but for complex bills, if it can keep us on the straight and narrow, then I am in favour of it. I do not think I have any more complex bills coming up for the rest of my time in the Assembly, so, Mr Kaine, when you are back here you keep an eye on it.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 12.03 am (Wednesday)

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