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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2488..


Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Question put:

That Mr Smyth's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Berry

Mr Quinlan

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Cross

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Ms MacDonald

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Pharmacy Amendment Bill 2004

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth ) adjourned to a later hour.

Paper

Statement by member

MRS CROSS: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to present a paper relating to the Pharmacy Amendment Bill 2004 and to make a brief statement.

Leave not granted.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

MRS CROSS (12.42): I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Mrs Cross presenting a paper and making a statement.

I simply wish to table this petition to the Assembly from the ACT Pharmacy Guild and members of the community. There are 35,000 signatures here to an informal petition that opposes the attempt by supermarkets to establish in-store pharmacies and supports the current system of community pharmacies.

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (12.43): Mr Speaker, I do not understand why Mrs Cross just did not do it when everyone else tables their petitions, which is first thing in the morning. It seems unusual, Mr Speaker. The normal practice is for a petition to be presented at the beginning of business each day


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