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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 2 Hansard (24 February) . . Page.. 690..


MRS DUNNE (continuing):

I think it is unfortunate wording, a bit clumsy. But, in the spirit of cooperation, I will just note that I would not have worded it quite like that.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne's amendment to Mr Rattenbury's proposed amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 4

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Barr

Mr Coe

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Burch

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Ms Hunter

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Question put:

That Mr Rattenbury's amendments, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 4

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Barr

Mr Coe

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Burch

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Ms Hunter

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (9.05): I thank members. I thank the Greens for their broad support. I think what we have got here is a motion that in part reflects on the seriousness of this issue—I think a seriousness that the Attorney-General in this debate showed absolutely no awareness of. I think he has treated this issue as a joke. He seems to be one of the only people in the community who do not believe that such a serious issue and such a serious failure is worthy of debate in this place, given some of what was pursued particularly in the last parliament, in the last Assembly, by the Labor Party in relation to federal issues.

If this is a federal issue, then not only is it a monumental failure but it is a failure that potentially has an impact right here in the ACT. And what Mr Corbell does or does


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