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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5147 ..


investigation of the conduct is not justified. Exactly what Mr Rattenbury raised as a concern is addressed by amendments Nos 3 and 4 read together.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

Ayes 9

Noes 12 Mr Coe Mr Milligan Mr Barr Ms Le Couteur Mrs Dunne Mr Parton Ms Berry Ms Orr Mrs Jones Mr Wall Ms J Burch Mr Pettersson Mrs Kikkert Ms Cheyne Mr Rattenbury Ms Lawder Ms Fitzharris Mr Steel Ms Lee Mr Gentleman Ms Stephen-Smith

Amendment negatived.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.41): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 5200]. As I just mentioned, this amendment sets out a new catch-all clause, similar to 71(3)(k), where it states, having regard to all the circumstances, further investigation of the conduct is not justified.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Social Inclusion and Equality, Minister for Tourism and Special Events and Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment) (5.42): Given that the two were linked, and, as Mr Coe has indicated, we have voted not to omit the other one, just for consistency of drafting purposes the government will not support this. Once all of the amendments are determined and we look at the totality of the bill, something like this may need to be inserted at a later date, possibly. But I am not going to agree to it on the run, given that amendments Nos 3 and 4 were together—

Mr Coe: No, it was just the context—

MR BARR: Yes, they have context. We will not support it at this point, but we will reserve the right to do so at some later point, once we have completed our analysis of all of the amendments, because there are a lot. I do not want to let this one slip through on the run. My advice is not to support it, so I will not at this point.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (5.42): We formed the view that this was linked to the previous one as well. On that basis we do not intend to support it.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.43): If the Chief Minister is concerned about the wording, I refer him to clause 71(3)(k), which has exactly the same wording; it is the same catch-all which has been picked up and replicated here. It is the same drafting. Although these two amendments sort of go together, this one, as did the previous one, also stands alone. There is a connection, but they are not consequential, one on the other.


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