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MR HANSON: I withdraw that particular language, but Mr Braddock said, “Yes, I’ll adjourn it,” and then stood up here and said, “I’m not going to adjourn it.”

Mr Braddock: A point of order, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: On the point of order, rather than the debate, Mr Braddock.

Mr Braddock: I stated I would refer the matter to admin and procedure, when I spoke to Mr Hanson.

Mr Rattenbury: Madam Speaker, may I seek your procedural guidance? There is confusion now because we are being asked to vote on a motion, and I think the intention is to send it to a committee. We have tied ourselves, it seems, into a little knot. If it is agreeable, I will move to adjourn the debate.

MADAM SPEAKER: We will adjourn the debate; then that motion will be referred.

Debate (on motion by Mr Rattenbury) adjourned to the next sitting.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee


Motion (by Mr Braddock), by leave, agreed to:

That the proposed amendment to standing order 113A be referred to the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure for inquiry and report.

COVID-19 2021 Pandemic Response—Select Committee


MS LEE (Kurrajong—Leader of the Opposition) (11.35): I move:


(1) in response to the August 2021 outbreak of COVID-19 in the ACT, a select committee be appointed to consider and report to the Assembly on any matter relating to the ACT Government’s health and financial response and any other matter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the ACT;

(2) the committee be composed of:

(a) two Members to be nominated by the Coalition Government; and

(b) two Members to be nominated by the Opposition;

to be notified in writing to the Speaker within two hours of this motion passing;

(3) an Opposition Member shall be elected chair of the committee by the committee;

(4) in conducting public hearings, the committee shall be mindful of the Public Health Emergency declaration, including that:

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