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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (17 November) . . Page.. 5626..


The other problem is that Ms Porter's motion, whilst laudable in its generality, is so general that we are not quite sure of the mechanism by which any of this might be done. We are saying that we support a comprehensive review but there is no mechanism in this motion to bring about that comprehensive review. The Canberra Liberals' amendment which I have moved brings forward a mechanism to start that comprehensive review process.

It would be a true test of what the core of this motion suggests to see whether the members of this Assembly are really ready to take a step forward. That we can think through our issues and come to a mature, considered and agreed position would be a true test of this Assembly. That we can act in concert for the benefit and the future of the parliament of the people would be a true test of our position.

Before we agree to one-off, knee-jerk reactions, we urge, once again, that this Assembly show true leadership by taking the community with us instead of imposing ourselves upon them. In saying that, I commend our amendment to the Legislative Assembly.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (8.54): Mr Speaker, I do wish to contribute to the debate but having regard to the time I wonder whether or not it might be appropriate to adjourn now so that I might have my full time when we next debate this matter in a couple of weeks time, at 10 in the morning.

Mrs Dunne: Could I put on the record, before the Chief Minister moves the adjournment, that the Canberra Liberals will guarantee leave for the Chief Minister to speak again in this debate when it comes back.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stanhope) adjourned to the next sitting.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Stanhope) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Cricket championships—over 60s

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing) (8:55): I would like to take this opportunity in the adjournment debate to draw attention to a significant sporting event that occurred in the city between 7 and 11 November. The Australian Over 60s Cricket Championships were held in Canberra. The championships are held annually and hosted by each state and territory on a rotation basis. In 2010 it was Canberra's turn. The first championships were held in 2006, when six teams competed. Since then, over 60s cricket has taken off and there


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