Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4760..
are prepared to sit late. But no, it is always the Labor Party and the Greens who want to go home and everyone wants to knock off early today.
We have not done any work today. There is a reason for that. But the day is not so special that our responsibilities as legislators have to go completely out the door. There are forms in the standing orders, and the standing orders apply. If someone puts in an MPI, the MPI gets listed. That is how it works.
Today is the day we have Assembly business. It is always the case that we have Assembly business. We had the discussion about how long Mr Doszpot's item would take. Seeing that it is part heard, there was general agreement that it should not take very long. There was also a high level of commitment from Mr Doszpot and, I understand, from the Greens to have this matter dealt with today.
It was never an either/or thing. There was a discussion about whether it could be an either/or thing and I made it very clear, as soon as possible after I had discussed it with my colleagues, that the Canberra Liberals did not believe it should be an either/or thing, that we should do all the business of the day. This is why we are not supporting the suspension of standing orders and bringing on executive business. For the most part—
MR SPEAKER: The time for debate has expired.
That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Executive business being called on forthwith.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 10: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 5: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Smyth
Question so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.
Business Names Registration (Transition to Commonwealth) Bill 2011
Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.
Title read by Clerk.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.28): I move: