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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1757..


Wednesday, 5 May 2004

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Chief Minister

Notice of motion of want of confidence

Mr Smyth, having delivered a motion of no confidence in the Chief Minister, the Clerk, pursuant to standing order 103, announced that in seven days hence, in accordance with standing order 81, Mr Smyth shall move:

That, since the Chief Minister has repeatedly misled the Legislative Assembly on the question of advice given to him and contact made with him during the period 17-18 January 2003 regarding the 2003 bushfires, this Assembly no longer has confidence in the Chief Minister, Mr Jon Stanhope, MLA.

Mr Smyth: It would be normal practice for the house to now adjourn, but I understand Ms Tucker would like to present her report as it has implications for today.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

Motion (by Mr Wood ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent the presentation of report 8 of the Standing Committee on Health.

Health-Standing Committee

Report 8

MS TUCKER (10.32): I present the following report:

Health-Standing Committee-Report 8-A Pregnant Pause: The future for maternity services in the ACT, together with a copy of the relevant extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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