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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Standing 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 Chief Minister moving a motion relating to the bushfire and storm season forthwith and to set the order of business for today, Tuesday, 11 February 2020, as:

Executive business motion relating to the bushfire and storm season

Ministerial statements

Presentation of petitions

Questions without notice

Ministerial statements

Presentation of papers

Matter of public importance

Notices and orders of the day;

provided that, at 2 pm, the Speaker shall interrupt the business before the Assembly in order that questions without notice shall be called on; and

(a) if a vote is in progress at the time fixed for interruption, that vote, and any vote consequent upon that vote, shall be completed and the result announced; and

(b) the Speaker shall fix a later hour for the resumption of the debate on any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of interruption.

Bushfire and storm season

Motion of thanks

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Social Inclusion and Equality, Minister for Tertiary Education, Minister for Tourism and Special Events and Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment) (10.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the current unprecedented bushfire season across the Australian Capital Territory and the rest of Australia;

(2) thanks the Emergency Services Agency (comprising ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service, ACT State Emergency Service, ACT Ambulance Service and Support Staff), Parks and Conservation Service, volunteers,


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