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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3412..


I just want to foreshadow that, once we have dealt with this motion, I propose to move a further motion which will establish time limits for debate in relation to the Appropriation Bill. These time limits have been agreed between all parties in this place. The government recognises that debate on the Appropriation Bill is an extremely important debate of significant interest to all members. The government has made provision for 15 hours of debate on the Appropriation Bill. I am very pleased that we are commencing that debate at 4 pm today, providing us with quite a large amount of time to get through that debate today and proceed to continue with it tomorrow.

I regret, Madam Assistant Speaker, that the paperwork I require to move the time limits motion has not yet been provided to me. I understand it is to be delivered to me shortly, so I will move that motion once I have the appropriate documentation to put to the house. But for now I commend the suspension of standing orders to members.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): How about we do it this way, Mr Corbell: we do all the preliminary bits and then before we get to part 1.1 we set the time limits?

Mr Corbell: If I have my paperwork, yes, Madam Assistant Speaker; thank you.

Appropriation Bill 2012-2013

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2012-2013

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2011-2012—Select Committee report

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

Debate resumed from 7 June 2012.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): I remind members that, in debating order of the day No 5, executive business, they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 6, and to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates and the government's response to the report.

Standing order 180 sets down the order in which the 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 territory.

Is this the wish of the Assembly? That being so, schedule 1 will be considered by each part, consisting of net cost of output, capital injection and payments on behalf of the territory, and the clauses prior to schedule 2 and then the title.


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