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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 7 Hansard (28 June) . . Page.. 2685..


Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 7, Assembly business—Report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2011-2012 and the Government response to the Select Committee on Estimates, to be called on and debated cognately with order of the day No 3, Executive business—Appropriation Bill 2011-2012.

Appropriation Bill 2011-2012

[Cognate paper:

Estimates 2011-2012—Select Committee report—government response]

Debate resumed from 5 May 2011.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): I understand it is the wish of the Assembly to debate this bill cognately with the government's response to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2011-2012. That being the case, I remind members that in debating order of the day No 3 under executive business they may also address their remarks to the government response to the estimates report.

Detail stage

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Standing order 180 sets down the order in which this bill will be considered. That is, in the detail stage, any schedule expressing the services for which the appropriation is to be made must be considered before the clauses and, unless the Assembly otherwise orders, the schedules will be considered by proposed expenditure in the order shown. With the concurrence of the Assembly, I am proposing that the Assembly consider schedule 1 by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of the territory. Is this the wish of the Assembly? That being so, schedule 1 will be considered by each part, consisting of net cost of outputs, capital injection and payments on behalf of the territory, then the clauses prior to schedule 2, and the title.

Schedule 1—Appropriations.

Proposed expenditure—Part 1.1—Legislative Assembly Secretariat—$7,163,000 (net cost of outputs), $233,000 (capital injection) and $5,713,000 (payments on behalf of the territory), totalling $13,109,000.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (4.40): And so the debate begins in proper for the budget for the 2011-2012 year. The Treasurer has circulated some amendments to the schedule. These have been previously circulated to members, and they outline some amendments that come into line with the new administrative arrangements and make


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