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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 5943..


That Mrs Dunne be discharged from the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure and Mr Hanson be appointed in her place.

Mr Speaker, I think there has been enough conversation on this. I think it is self-explanatory.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly sittings 2012

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (12.17): I move:

That, unless the Speaker fixes an alternative day or hour of meeting on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members, or the Assembly otherwise orders, the Assembly shall meet as follows for 2012:

February 14 15 16 21 22 23 March 20 21 22 27 28 29 May 1 2 3 8 9 10 June 5 6 7 August 14 15 16 21 22 23

Earlier this year, approximately three to four weeks ago, I circulated a proposed sitting calendar for the year. I have received feedback from other parties and members about the sitting calendar for the 2012 election year. The government has indicated its preference for a nine-week sitting calendar. I have been advised by representatives of the Liberal Party that they will support that nine weeks on the basis of a double sitting in February—that is, two sitting weeks concurrent in February rather than having a separation between the two sitting weeks in February. The government is willing to agree to that proposal and the sitting calendar has been amended accordingly.

I understand that Ms Bresnan is proposing an additional sitting week. The government does not believe that it is necessary in an election year and will not be supporting Ms Bresnan's amendment.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (12.18): I move:

Insert:

May 29 30 31

The Greens' amendment to Mr Corbell's motion is to add a 10th sitting week to the 2012 sitting pattern for the dates 29 to 31 May. The proposal put forward by the


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