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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 11 Hansard (19 September) . . Page.. 3444..


when the public read it, they know that all 17 members of the Assembly are committed to it.

I commend my motion to the Assembly. I commend the revised code of conduct. I think it simply updates and refreshes a document that has been in place for a number of years now and has stood the Assembly in good stead. I look forward to receiving the support of my colleagues.

Debate (on motion by Mr Coe) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legislative Assembly—code of conduct

Members' commitment

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (10.43): Madam Speaker, I seek your guidance. Members must now endorse the new code of conduct. Should I start and then have the debate adjourned or should I simply defer this matter? It seems odd to start.

MADAM SPEAKER: It is the endorsement of any code of conduct. However, it may be that because—actually, I think it is in your court, Mr Rattenbury. It may be, because there is not a code of conduct, that it is better to--

MR RATTENBURY: It does seem somewhat artificial to start the discussion today, Madam Speaker. I have a mental blank on the procedure, but I propose not to proceed with this item of business today.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think the best course of action might be for you to fix a future date for this to be debated.

MR RATTENBURY: Yes. I will move that this item be fixed for a future day of sitting.

MADAM SPEAKER: We cannot remember the standing order number, but by your making that statement, Mr Rattenbury, you have fixed this for a future date; so it is on the notice paper and you can bring it back at a time of your choosing.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Sorry about that. I should have thought about that ahead of time.

Annual and financial reports 2012-2013

Reference to standing committees

Motion, by Ms Burch, on behalf of Mr Corbell, agreed to:

That:

(1) the annual and financial reports for the calendar year 2013 and the financial year 2012-2013 presented to the Assembly pursuant to the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 stand referred to the standing committees, on presentation, in accordance with the schedule below;


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