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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2033..


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

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.

Resignation of member

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 27 March 1992, which authorises me to receive written notice of resignation of a member, I wish to inform the Assembly that I have received a written notice of resignation from Mr Stanhope, dated 16 May 2011. Pursuant to subsection 13(3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 I present the following papers:

Stanhope, Mr J—Resignation of office as Member—Letter of resignation in accordance with section 13 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cwlth), dated 16 May 2011.

Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Casual Vacancy—Copy of letter to the Electoral Commissioner, ACT Electoral Commission, from the Speaker, dated 16 May 2011.

Announcement of member to fill casual vacancy

MR SPEAKER: The Clerk has been notified by the Electoral Commissioner that, pursuant to sections 189 and 194 of the Electoral Act 1992, Dr Christopher Bourke has been declared elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr Jon Stanhope. I present the following paper:

Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Casual Vacancy—Declaration of the poll—Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, ACT Electoral Commission, to the Clerk, Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, dated 1 June 2011.

Oath or affirmation of allegiance

MR SPEAKER: In accordance with the provisions of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1984, which requires the oath or affirmation of a new member to be made before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory or a judge of that court authorised by the Chief Justice, the Hon Justice Terence Higgins, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, will attend the chamber.

The Chief Justice attended accordingly—


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