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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 3816..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

only to ACT public servants but to police officers. The second amendment broadens the definition of "authorised person"to include police officers, to enable police to exercise the powers of authorised people. A further consequential amendment clarifies that police do not need to be issued identity cards under the act, as they are already required to identify themselves.

The proposed amendments are minor and non-controversial, but important. For example, should an outbreak of horse flu occur in the ACT, it is anticipated that the ACT police will be involved in the control of the outbreak, particularly in relation to the giving of directions to horse owners as to the movement of their animals or their vehicles. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stefaniak ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Personal explanation

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo): Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented?

MR MULCAHY: Yes, I do.

MR SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MR MULCAHY: During the previous debate there was a level of interjection from Mr Hargreaves that I could not fully decipher but which was explained to me by my colleague Mrs Dunne. He made reference to some inappropriateness in relation to an amount of $24,000 which relates to a newspaper article. I seek leave to table a media release that addresses the issue about which the minister made an interjection and a comment.

Leave granted.

MR MULCAHY: I present the following paper:

Mulcahy rejects inference in Canberra Times article re AHA—Media release by Mr Mulcahy, dated 29 November 2007.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That standing order 176 be suspended to enable consideration of the Appropriation Bill 2007-2008 (No 2) to take place at this sitting.

Appropriation Bill 2007-2008 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 13 November 2007, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

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