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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 8 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2627..


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Notice not conforming with standing orders

Ruling by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Members, I wish to make a ruling on a notice on the notice paper. Last week Mr Coe lodged a notice to amend Disallowable Instrument 2009-68, which is the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Regular Route Services Maximum Fares Determination 2009 (No 2).

Government-sourced advice provided to me by the Chief Minister indicated that the instrument cannot be amended. As such, after discussing the matter with the Clerk, I believe the notice contravenes standing order 77(i), and I am therefore ruling the notice out of order and instructing the Clerk to remove the notice from the notice paper.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 8

MRS DUNNE: I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 8, dated 22 June 2009, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 8 contains the committee's comments on 41 pieces of subordinate legislation and two government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Privileges—Select Committee

Membership

Motion (by Ms Le Couteur) agreed to:

That Ms Bresnan be discharged from the Select Committee on Privileges and that Ms Hunter be appointed in her place.


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