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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1661..


(1) any business before the Assembly at 2.30 p.m. this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 and the Financial Management (One ACT Public Service) Amendment Bill 2011;

(2) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the question "That debate on the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting"is agreed to;

(3) at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May 2011, the order of the day for resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speeches of the Leader of the Opposition and the ACT Greens Parliamentary Convenor be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion "That this bill be agreed to in principle"; and

(4) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at that time being adjourned until a later hour that day.

This motion is the regular machinery motion that permits the Treasurer to present the budget bill and associated legislation at 2.30 pm today, interrupting question time and according equal time for the Leader of the Opposition and the Parliamentary Convenor of the Greens to respond to the agreement in principle of the bill on Thursday.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 36

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.10): 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 36, dated 29 April 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 36 contains the committee's comments on nine bills, three government responses, one private member's response and proposed amendments to the Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2010. The committee has held over consideration of the Education and Care Services National Law (ACT) Bill 2011 until its next report.


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