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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008-09 Week 1 Hansard (5 November) . . Page.. 3..


The elected members made and subscribed an oath or affirmation of allegiance.

The Chief Justice having retired-

Election of Speaker

The Clerk informed members of the requirement of standing order 1(d) that the Assembly now proceed to elect a Speaker.

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra-Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (10.22): I propose Shane Rattenbury as Speaker of the Assembly, and I move:

That Mr Rattenbury take the Chair of the Assembly as Speaker.

The Clerk: Does the member accept the nomination?

MR RATTENBURY: Yes.

The Clerk: Are there any further proposals for the position of Speaker?

MR SESELJA (Molonglo) (10.23): I propose Vicki Dunne as Speaker of the Assembly and I move:

That Mrs Dunne take the Chair of the Assembly as Speaker.

The Clerk: Does the member accept the nomination?

MRS DUNNE: Yes.

The Clerk: Are there any further proposals? The time for proposals has expired. There being more than one candidate proposed, the election of a Speaker will proceed by ballot. Debate may ensue but it shall be relevant to the election of a Speaker. Is there any debate on the motion? There being no debate, ballot papers will now be distributed.

A ballot having been taken-

The Clerk announced the result of the ballot: Mrs Dunne, six votes; Mr Rattenbury, 11 votes; therefore Mr Rattenbury, the candidate with the majority of votes of members present and voting, was declared elected as Speaker.

Mr Speaker having taken the chair-

Election of Chief Minister

MR SPEAKER: The next item of business is the election of a Chief Minister.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo) (10.27): Mr Speaker, first, my congratulations on your appointment as Speaker. I propose that Jon Stanhope be elected Chief Minister of the territory, and I therefore move:


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