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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1399..


Tuesday, 6 May 2008

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Standing orders—suspension

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

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) any business before the Assembly at 3 p.m. this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2008-2009 and the Duties Amendment Bill 2008;

(2) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the question—"That debate on the Appropriation Bill 2008-2009 be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting"is agreed to;

(3) at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May 2008, the order of the day for resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 2008-2009 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speeches of the Leader of the Opposition, the ACT Greens and the Independent member be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion—That this bill be agreed to in principle; and

(4) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at that time being adjourned until a later hour that day.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 54

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 54, dated 5 May 2008, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.


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