Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 3 August 2022) . . Page.. 2217 ..
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:
Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.
Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.
Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.
The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:
This is Ngunnawal Country.
Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.
We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.
Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Notice of motion of no confidence
Ms Lee, having delivered a notice of motion of no confidence in the Chief Minister, the Clerk, pursuant to standing order 103, announced that, in seven days hence, in accordance with standing order 81, Ms Lee shall move:
That this Assembly no longer has confidence in the Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr MLA.
Sitting pattern 2022
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.01): I move:
That the resolution of the Assembly of 11 November 2021 setting the sitting days for 2022 be amended to add a meeting of the Assembly at 9.30 am on 15 August 2022, with the only item of business being the motion moved by Ms Lee in relation to the Chief Minister, and for the Assembly to adjourn after consideration of the motion.
The government will follow precedent and schedule a special sitting day to consider the motion lodged by Ms Lee concerning the Chief Minister. The motion follows precedent of this Assembly; the precedent is clear and we are following that precedent. The notice of motion by Ms Lee must sit on the notice paper for at least seven days. The government is providing more time than this. There is precedent for providing more than seven days, and I would refer members to the Companion to the Standing Orders in that regard. We are following practice. My preference would have been to deal with this motion today; but, of course, the practice is the practice.