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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5150 ..


MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.53): I move amendment No 6 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 5200]. This is consequential to amendment No 5, based on the definition of "misconduct".

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) (5.53): The government will not be supporting this amendment, consistent with our position on the previous one.

Amendment negatived.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (5.54): I seek leave to move an amendment to this bill that has not been circulated in accordance with standing order 178A.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 5208]. As flagged in the earlier discussion, this is the proposed alternative definition of a "serious disciplinary offence" which we believe allows for sufficiently wide scope by referring to any serious misconduct or any other matter that constitutes or may constitute grounds for termination action under any law, or a significant employment penalty. This speaks to the sorts of matters that we would all agree fit under that notion of serious and systemic corruption. The employment penalty could include a range of measures, such as demotion and all the sort of things that one would anticipate would be related to a serious corruption matter.

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) (5.55): As I have indicated previously, the government will support Mr Rattenbury's amendment.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.55): The opposition will also be supporting Mr Rattenbury's amendment. Whilst, of course, we preferred our proposed amendment, given that it will not get up, Mr Rattenbury's amendment is certainly an improvement on what the government proposed.

Amendment agreed to.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.56): I move amendment No 8 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 5201].

Amendment negatived.

Clause 9, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 10 to 25, by leave, taken together and agreed to.


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