Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 621..
That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 10: Mr Barr Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury Mr Stanhope
Noes 5: Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
Organ and tissue donation
MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (3.34): I move:
That notice No 2, Private Members' business, relating to organ and tissue donation, be postponed until a later hour this day.
MR HANSON (Molonglo) (3.34): I would just ask for an explanation. The Canberra Liberals have not been consulted about this issue. Could the member advise what the rationale is for postponing this to a later hour this day?
MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (3.35): The reason is that I will hopefully be in a position to actually pursue the motion. I am just a couple of moments away from that. I had made an assumption that the debate that we have just had would go longer than it did. I thought it would be a little bit more minutiae and I have a couple of other people I wish to speak to before actually pursuing the motion. I am not asking for it to be deferred to another day. I am merely asking for another hour this day. It can come on after the next motion.
Mrs Dunne: But did you tell anyone so that people were here for the next item—
MR HARGREAVES: Madam Assistant Speaker, for the benefit of those opposite, I have just got to the position where I am not—
Mr Stanhope interjecting—
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Le Couteur): Mr Stanhope, please be quiet. Mr Hargreaves has the floor.
MR HARGREAVES: Madam Assistant Speaker, I am merely asking for the agreement of the chamber to put the matter off for one motion, but there is no mechanism for doing that. I need to say "another hour this day"and it would mean seeking the indulgence of those opposite to do it in an hour instead of right this moment.