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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004-2005 Week 1 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 106..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders-amendment

MR CORBELL (Molonglo-Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (5.03): I seek leave to move a motion to amend the standing orders.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move:

That the following standing orders be amended:

(4) Standing order 34:

Omit standing order 34, substitute the following new standing order:

"Adjournment of Assembly

34. At 6.00 p.m. on each sitting Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and at 12.30 p.m. on each sitting Friday, the Speaker shall propose the question-"That the Assembly do now adjourn"-which question shall be open to debate. No amendment may be moved to this question:

Provided that:

(a) if a vote is in progress at the time for interruption, that vote, and any vote consequent upon that vote, shall be completed and the result announced;

(b) if, on the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn- being proposed, a Minister requires the question to be put forthwith without debate, the Speaker shall forthwith put the question;

(c) a motion for the adjournment of the Assembly may be moved by a Minister at an earlier hour;

(d) any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of the adjournment shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting; and

(e) if the question - "That the Assembly do now adjourn"- is negatived - the Assembly shall resume the proceedings at the point at which they had been interrupted;

(f) at the conclusion of the time allotted for the adjournment, the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the Assembly until the time of its next meeting."

(5) Standing order 27:

After the words "at 10.30 a.m.

insert

", and on Fridays at 9.30 a.m."."

MR CORBELL: I have circulated to members a proposal to amend standing orders to deal primarily with the adjournment of the Assembly. Mr Speaker, the government has


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