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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3896..


DR FOSKEY (continuing):

the members of the public accounts committee of the Seventh Assembly to determine which reports it may wish to inquire into but this committee suggests that the Auditor-General's report on Chris21, as a further example of the difficulties IT projects present, could benefit from further inquiry.

Standing orders—suspension

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (11.52): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the adjournment debate for this sitting extending beyond the 30 minute time limit.

This being the last sitting day of this Assembly, it is traditional to provide an extended period of time for members to make comments at the end of their term. This will provide that opportunity.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Day and hour of next meeting

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That the Assembly, at its rising, adjourn until a day and hour to be fixed by the Speaker either:

(1) at the request of the Chief Minister; or

(2) on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members,

and that the date and time of meeting shall be notified by the Speaker to each Member in writing.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence from 29 August to 17 October 2008 inclusive be given to all Members.

Work Safety Bill 2008

Debate resumed from 19 August 2008, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.53): In the absence of Mr Seselja and given my own state of ill health, I would appreciate going first because I might have to run away quite quickly. This bill is a product of an extensive process that has arrived too late in


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