Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 4 Hansard (4 April) . . Page.. 1420 ..
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 10 : Mr Barr, Ms Orr, Ms Cheyne, Mr Pettersson, Ms Cody, Mr Rattenbury, Ms Fitzharris, Mr Steel, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Stephen-Smith
Noes 7 : Mr Coe, Mr Parton, Mr Hanson, Mr Wall, Mrs Kikkert, Ms Lawder, Mr Milligan
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned to the next sitting.
Privileges 2019—Select Committee
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Orr): The Speaker has been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of the Select Committee on Privileges 2019: Mr Pettersson, Mr Rattenbury and Mr Wall.
Motion (by Mr Barr) agreed to:
That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on Privileges 2019.
Fuels Rationing Bill 2018
Debate resumed from 29 November 2018, on motion by Mr Rattenbury:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (5.37): The opposition will support the legislation before the Assembly today regarding fuels rationing. It is important that the ACT has a legislative framework that allows the government of the time to implement a fuel rationing scheme in the unlikely event of a national shortage. I acknowledge that this bill is the result of the ACT's participation in the intergovernmental agreement in relation to a national liquid fuel emergency, and the Canberra Liberals support the territory's ongoing involvement in this arena.
The opposition supports exemptions provided to emergency services from any fuel rationing scheme as it is imperative that our first responders are still able to conduct their activities during a shortage event. The ability to prioritise the distribution of fuel