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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 2 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 363..


Mr Coe interjecting—

MR RATTENBURY: despite the fact that Mr Coe was advised of this change yesterday and a further call was put through this morning is a little disingenuous.

Question put:

That Mr Rattenbury's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Smyth Mr Wall

MADAM SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 272, the suspension of standing orders requires an absolute majority, which has not been achieved, so the motion is resolved in the negative. Where does that leave us? We cannot proceed with the amendment.

Mr Rattenbury: I seek your guidance, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Someone will need to adjourn the debate.

Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned.

MADAM SPEAKER: The question now is that the debate be set down as an order of the day for the next day of sitting.

Mr Rattenbury: Madam Speaker, might it be done at a later hour this day? Would that suit the opposition? It is a minor and technical amendment. They might like to be able to consider it over the next three or four hours.

MADAM SPEAKER: I am in the hands of the Assembly. I will rephrase the question and we can work it out. Is it the wish of the Assembly that the debate be adjourned until a later hour this day?

Mr Corbell: Yes.

Sitting suspended from 11.04 am to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Health—aged care

MR HANSON: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, on ABC 666 radio on 30 January 2012, you were asked what areas have improved in the quarterly health report. You stated, and I quote:


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