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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1544..


That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Motion by Mrs Dunne put:

That the debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Barr

Ms Porter

Mr Coe

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Burch

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Hanson

Mr Smyth

Ms Gallagher

Ms Hunter

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Debate adjourned.

ACT Policing—investigative powers

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): I seek leave to move a motion relating to police investigative powers.

Leave not granted.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.37): I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Corbell from moving a motion in relation to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

I am somewhat surprised at the Liberal Party's approach in this matter. I had a conversation less than 10 minutes ago with Mr Hanson where he indicated that leave would be granted for me to move this motion today and I am, therefore, very surprised that the Liberal Party have changed their mind again. It just shows that, unfortunately, either we cannot take their word when they give it or they do not talk to each other about what it is they are trying to do. Either way, the Assembly should grant leave for this motion to be debated today.

We have seen significant debate in the community over the last week, since the tragic and very disturbing murder of two individuals in Tuggeranong, about the role of


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