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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012-2013 Week 1 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 272..


Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted for all members for the period 30 November 2012 to 11 February 2013.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the adjournment debate for this sitting continuing past 30 minutes.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Standing orders—suspension

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (11.09): I move:

That:

(1) so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Executive Business orders of the day Nos. 2 and 3, relating to the Gaming Machine Amendment Bill 2012 and the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2012, being called on and debated and agreed to this day; and

(2) that standing order 136 be suspended so as to allow consideration of the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2012.

I will speak quickly to this procedural motion. Obviously, given that this is the first sitting of the Assembly following the election, debate on bills this week requires the suspension of standing orders. The bills that the government proposes to debate today are the Gaming Machine Amendment Bill and the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill. Both of these bills are relatively minor and technical in nature but do have time pressures associated with them that would necessitate their consideration and potential passage today.

The government is now not proposing to proceed with the Health (National Health Funding Pool and Administration) Bill pending further advice from the Health Directorate as to whether further changes are required to that bill.


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