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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 7..

MR MULCAHY (continuing):

look forward to continuing to represent the people of Molonglo on their issues of concern and putting this sorry saga behind me, and I certainly intend to exercise my vote responsibly and in a considered fashion on all matters that come before the Assembly.

I am indebted for the level of public support that has been forthcoming since the events that started in December. I have had two negative responses from all of the people I have met with, and one of them rang me last week to apologise after the judgement was handed down. I am honoured by the confidence that has continued to be put forward. It has underlined the fact that the Australian community are still committed to the principle of a fair go and recognise an injustice when it has occurred.

It is my intention—and I indicated this to the Chief Minister when I met with him in December—to work to hold this territory government accountable, but I will also hold the opposition accountable when promises are made that are poorly costed and represent a major threat to the economic fortunes of this territory. I have no hesitation in maintaining my pursuit of good economic management. This is something that I intend to do on behalf of the people who have elected me.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 50

MR SESELJA (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 50, dated 4 February 2008, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR SESELJA: Scrutiny report 50 contains the committee's comments on 11 bills, 22 pieces of subordinate legislation and 13 government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Report 7

MR SESELJA (Molonglo) (10.50): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—Report 7—Strict and Absolute Liability Offences, dated 7 February 2008, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

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