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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 800..


MRS CROSS (continuing):

office for the work they have done. They have been responsible for making an extremely arduous process run as smoothly as possible.

MR PRATT (6.11): The opposition will also be supporting this amendment for the reasons outlined. This is a fairly comprehensive and somewhat complicated piece of legislation. We believe that the review process is necessary and we wish to see that happen. My colleagues have taken the opportunity to thank the minister and her staff for the work they have done. At this stage, I also take the opportunity-without showing my colours at this point on which way I am going to vote-to thank the minister and her staff for being quite open in the negotiations and the department for excellent briefs and putting us all in the picture.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (6.12): The government will be supporting the amendment moved by Ms Tucker. It is a very sensible amendment. I would like to thank her for bringing the amendment forward. I would also like to take this final opportunity to thank the staff of WorkCover and the Office for Industrial Relations-particularly Penny Shakespeare and Shelley Schreiner, who I know has put enormous energy into this legislation, and Wayne Creaser-and the staff from my office and other members officers for their cooperation and support of this legislation.

Amendment agreed to.

Proposed new clause 223A agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

MR SPEAKER: The question now is that the bill, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted--

Ayes 10

Noes 5

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mr Cornwell

Mrs Cross

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Dunne

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Aged persons residential development-Belconnen golf course

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning ( 6.18): I would like to take the opportunity to provide the Assembly with some additional information arising out of question time today before the next item of business. In the Assembly yesterday, Mrs Dunne successfully moved a notice of motion on aged persons accommodation. As I agreed yesterday in response to that motion, I am happy to table information provided by


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