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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1000..


Community Services and Social Equity-Standing Committee

Alteration to reporting date

MR HARGREAVES (12.23): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion to amend the resolution of the referral of an inquiry into accommodation and support services for homeless men and their children to the Standing Committee on Community Services and Social Equity.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 13 December 2001 referring the matter of accommodation and support services for homeless men and their children for inquiry by the Standing Committee on Community Service and Social Equity be amended as follows:

(1) Omit "by the last day of sitting in May 2002"

(2) Add

(c) "If the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committee on Community Services and Social Equity has completed its inquiry into accommodation and support services for homeless men and their children the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker who is authorised to give directions for its printing and circulation.".

Mr Speaker, this motion has been moved to suit the convenience of the Assembly by allowing the committee to report out of session.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.24 to 2.30 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women): Mr Speaker, with your indulgence, I inform the Assembly that my colleague Mr Wood is not present at question time today due to his attendance at a ministerial council meeting. I am happy to take questions that may have been directed to him.

Questions without notice

Privilege

MR SMYTH: My question is to you, Mr Speaker. It concerns your submission on parliamentary privilege to Justice Crispin. You wrote to us all on Monday advising us of your decision to brief counsel on this matter. The Canberra Times of 10 April 2002 quotes counsel for Mr Stanhope describing Mr Stanhope as having extreme disquiet about what he considers to be your last-minute intervention in the case.


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