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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3900..


Debate interrupted.

Friday, 31 August 2001

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 17 of 2001

Mr Osborne , by leave, presented the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Report No 17-Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill 1998, together with the extracts of minutes of proceedings.

Adjournment

Debate resumed.

MR SPEAKER: Before the Assembly adjourns, minister, I would like to say a few words. First of all I would like to thank my staff, Carly Hannan and the indispensable Sue Whittaker who is probably pretty close to Sue Robinson in terms of service here, Wayne.

I would also like to thank our staff, the Clerk, Mark McRae, and the people I am going to name now because they head up various offices here. I am speaking also of their staff and their predecessors, because in some cases people have left. The Chamber Support Office, Tom Duncan; the Corporate Services Office, Ian Duckworth; the Hansard office, Keith Ryder; the Committee Office, Maureen Weeks; Bryan Guest and all the attendants; Mr Fix-it, Barry Schilg, and Mr Technical Fix-it, Ray Blundell; the Education Officer, Margaret Jones; Brenda Thompson and the librarians.

Members, you will have an opportunity to thank them tomorrow between 3 pm and 5 pm when we are having a reception. We brought forward the Christmas reception to this time. This place does not always work efficiently, but I can tell you that without the assistance of all those people it would not work at all, and we owe them a great debt of gratitude.

Michael, I wish you well, whatever you are going to do. To the rest of you members, I wish you well too. I wish us well in the election that is coming up, and I would like to see you all back here after 20 October in exactly the same seats.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (12.05 am), in reply: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will exercise my right of reply. Before Mr Quinlan moves, having heard his round, I want to say that when they shave my head at some stage, probably when I die, it is possible-and I think many people in the community would expect this-that they will find 666 there. I see an acknowledgment from Mr Osborne. When they shave Mr Quinlan's head they will probably find 344.


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