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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 7 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2202..


MR PRATT (continuing):

failed to be able to mount an attack on what is indeed a very important motion in this place today. Will the minister now rectify the weaknesses in police strength? Will he start to support our police? Will the minister now begin to set the record straight regarding the truth about police numbers? Will the minister indeed apologise for misleading the house about the effective strength of ACT police?

Mr Hargreaves: Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Mr Pratt has just suggested that I misled the house.

MR SPEAKER: You cannot accuse people of misleading the house, unless by a substantive motion. Mr Pratt, if you have done that, withdraw it.

MR PRATT: I withdraw that comment, Mr Speaker. We will reserve our opportunities in another way.

Question put:

That Mr Hargreaves's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 7

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Smyth

Mr Gentleman

Mr Quinlan

Mr Mulcahy

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That Mr Pratt's motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 7

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Smyth

Mr Gentleman

Mr Quinlan

Mr Mulcahy

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

At 6 pm in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put.


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