Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (22 August) . . Page.. 3279..
MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (9.50): I and my government will not be supporting the amendment proposed by Mr Seselja. As Ms Bresnan just said, the current clause allows flexibility around the date for commencement. This means that the bill can commence at a time which is convenient to stakeholders. I think that is extremely important, given the need to consult with stakeholders and to make sure that we get this very important part of the whole package right. I am sure that this work will be undertaken with much enthusiasm by the stakeholders. As Ms Bresnan said, it may in fact happen sooner. They have waited a long time for this bill. We would like to make sure that we obviously get this right but we also do it in the time frame that is convenient to the stakeholders. Mr Seselja's amendment would strip away this flexibility and make legislation dictate a time frame which may not be convenient for the stakeholders.
That Mr Seselja's amendment be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 6: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth
Noes 11: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher
Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Question so resolved in the negative.
Bill, as a whole, agreed to.
Bill agreed to.
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (9.55): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes the:
(a) long-standing and important role of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (the Orchestra) in the musical life of Canberra;
(b) contribution the Orchestra makes to the education, training and professional development of aspiring and professional performance musicians;