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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 2596..

As members can surely see, there is a significant range of checks and balances proposed in new section 35A to deal with the issues raised by Mrs Dunne without removing section 35A from this bill. The removal of section 35A from this bill would pose a handicap to our courts in having a mechanism that they would otherwise have at their disposal to deal with the more efficient use of the court's time during the conduct of criminal trials. I urge members to support new section 35A.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (12.24): As I indicated in my earlier remarks, the Greens will be supporting Mrs Dunne's amendments.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne's amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Ms Bresnan Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury Mr Seselja

Noes 6: Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Porter

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Mrs Dunne presented the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 12—Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and Crimes (Offences Against Police) Amendment Bill 2012—Copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

Sitting suspended from 12.29 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice


MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for Health. In December 2009 former Chief Minister Jon Stanhope stated in relation to the federal targets for elective surgery:

In relation to the first and second stage we met the target and we expect to do the same again.

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