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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4116..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Belconnen to Civic busway

MR SPEAKER: During question time I intervened on a question that was asked by Mr Seselja when I suggested that the minister was not required to answer questions on Liberal Party policy. I have reviewed the Hansard in relation to the question. The question was in order and I apologise.

Retirement of Mr Russell Lutton

MR SPEAKER: Before I call on Mr Corbell, the manager of government business, to move the last adjournment motion for 2007, I would like to make a brief statement concerning the retirement of the Manager of Hansard and Communications, Russell Lutton.

Today marks the last sitting day for Russell before he finishes with us next week. Russell commenced with us here in 2003 after a long and distinguished career in Hansard at the federal parliament.

During his time here, Russell has achieved a number of significant milestones. To name just two, he successfully implemented the webstreaming of Assembly proceedings and put in place the service-level agreement with InTACT, which resulted in an InTACT officer being located in the building to service MLAs and their staff. Russell has the unenviable task of listening to all of our speeches, and now watching us on the webstream, and then reading them all again to make sure that they are correctly recorded in Hansard.

On behalf of all members, I would like to thank Russell for his efforts over the last 41/2 years. I wish him all the very best for the future.

Adjournment

Valedictory

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning) (5.55): I move:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

In moving the adjournment this evening, I simply want to very briefly place on the record my thanks to two members of my office who have departed this year after lengthy periods of service. I would like to place on the record my very sincere thanks


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