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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 280..


Omit subparagraph (2)(b), substitute:

"(b) two Members to be nominated by the Opposition;

to be notified in writing to the Speaker by 4pm today;".

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (11.59): It is an interesting argument that Mr Rattenbury cannot be on the committee because he is a member of the executive. That would therefore mean on Mr Barr's own logic that there are only four members of the Labor Party available for this committee as opposed to the seven available from the Liberal Party. So the ratio of three to two would be a far more accurate representation if Mr Barr wishes to be consistent and follow his own logic.

But we all know the numbers are the numbers. We all know that Latimer House, whilst we have a continuing resolution, does not apply. We all know the government will get its way.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (12.00): I simply add to this discussion that private members day has six slots, and it is deliberately four to the opposition and two for the government because that is the way the numbers are for non-executive members. Using the same logic the government agreed to with regard to private members day, it would seem consistent to have a majority on all the standing committees and select committees, especially for estimates.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

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MR COE (Ginninderra) (12:04): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:


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