Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 8 Hansard (11 August) . .
Standing and temporary orders—suspension
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) 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 extending beyond the 30 minute time limit.
Leave of absence
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That leave of absence from 12 August to 14 October 2016 inclusive be given to all Members.
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No. 1, Executive business—Election Commitments Costing Amendment Bill 2016 being called on and debated forthwith.
Election Commitments Costing Amendment Bill 2016
Debate resumed from 9 August 2016, on motion by Mr Barr:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
Debate (on motion by Mr Coe) adjourned to a later hour.
Reconciliation Day public holiday
DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Disability, Minister for Small Business and the Arts and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (5.23): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the ministerial statement by the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs on 9 June 2016 regarding commencement of a public consultation on a Reconciliation Day public holiday in the ACT;
(b) the Reconciliation Day public holiday consultation report tabled in the Assembly by the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs on 9 August 2016;
(c) the consultation report recommends that a Reconciliation Day public holiday be trialled in the ACT; and
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