Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 13 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 4238..
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.
That Ms MacDonald 's motion be agreed to.
The Assembly voted-
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.
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.