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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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As a way through this, I ask members to reflect on the fact that the offending words have been withdrawn. I think it is best to deal with this motion because the advice is that the easiest way is to put the question as to whether there is a need for a privileges committee, knowing that the offending words have been withdrawn. That is the question I am going to put now to the chamber.

So what I am saying is that the way forward—and this is the advice I have had in the last few minutes—is to put the question as the motion stands, in the knowledge that the offending words on which the motion is anchored have been withdrawn.

MR RATTENBURY: Madam Speaker, we may need to adjourn so that you can seek further advice on this. My question is: can the question be put? If the question is put, it is a different discussion. So my question actually is: can the question be put now that the words have been withdrawn? Is the motion now null and void?

MADAM SPEAKER: I ask the Assembly to adjourn this and give me a few minutes to consult with the Clerk. Mr Rattenbury has raised a question and nothing that has been put to me in the last few minutes can help me resolve that.

Debate (on motion by Ms Fitzharris) adjourned to a later hour.

Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Reporting date

Motion (by Ms Orr), by leave, agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 26 October 2017, which referred specified annual and financial reports for the calendar years 2016 and 2017 and the financial year 2016-2017 to standing committees be amended at paragraph (4) after "standing committees are to report to the Assembly on financial year reports by the last sitting day in March 2018, on calendar year reports for 2016 by the last sitting day in March 2018" by inserting "except the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services which is to report to the Assembly by the last sitting day in April 2018,".

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 2

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (10.46): Pursuant to order of the Assembly of 26 October 2017, I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 2—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2016-17, dated 15 March 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.


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