Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1431..
Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, I move:
That the paper be authorised for publication.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, on this subject: the government didn't seek leave for this to be discussed. I don't mind it being discussed.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Mrs Dunne, can I explain what has just happened.
Mrs Dunne: Yes, I understand what has happened.
MR SPEAKER: Leave has been granted for a motion to be moved to authorise publication of the document. That motion was subsequently moved and carried.
Mrs Dunne: But it is not on the notice paper.
MR SPEAKER: All I can say to you is this: you may wish to raise it as a matter of private members business, but I cannot help you otherwise. I am sorry.
Mrs Dunne: The cloak and dagger stuff about publication of these state of the environment reports is ridiculous.
MR SPEAKER: There are many means to get things on the notice paper. I will leave that to you.
Commissioner for the Family Bill 2004
Debate resumed from 3 March 2004, on motion by Mrs Burke:
That this bill be agreed to in principle
Debate on motion (by Mr Wood ) adjourned to the next sitting.
Youth night shelter in Civic
MS DUNDAS (3.32): I move:
That this Assembly, recognising the need for a youth night shelter in Civic to provide safe overnight accommodation for young people unable to return home late at night, calls on the ACT Government to make the establishment of a youth night shelter a high priority for he 2004-2005 financial year.
Mr Speaker, ACTCOSS, the Youth Coalition, youth refuge workers and successive Assembly committees have been crying for a youth night shelter for a number of years now. Yet, despite repeated assurances that things were happening, we have seen no movement on this issue.