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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 13 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 4238..

Standing orders-suspension

Motion (by Ms MacDonald ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended to require a vote to be taken on the question.

Question put:

That Ms MacDonald 's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 17

Noes 0

Mr Berry

Mr Mulcahy

Mrs Burke

Ms Porter

Mr Corbell

Mr Pratt

Mrs Dunne

Mr Quinlan

Dr Foskey

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Smyth

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stefaniak

Ms MacDonald

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Public housing issues-authorisation of member's participation in proceedings

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (2.29): I seek leave to move the motion standing in my name.

Leave granted.

DR FOSKEY: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the provisions of section 15 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 relating to conflict of interest and those of standing order 156 which provide that the Assembly may decide how those provisions may be applied;

(2) notes that Dr Foskey has declared that she has a residential tenancy agreement with the ACT Government; and

(3) decides that, notwithstanding Dr Foskey's residential tenancy agreement, it is in the public interest to allow Dr Foskey to participate in any future discussion of a matter, or vote on a question, in relation to public housing issues.

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