Page 2496 - Week 07 - Monday, 15 August 2022

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As a member of this Assembly and a member of the estimates committee, I would like to put to all members here the importance of working constructively and collaboratively together. This needs to be based on trust, mutual respect and working together in genuine partnership.

I also wanted to thank all the employees of the Office of the Legislative Assembly who were required to give up their personal time and be apart from friends and loved ones over the weekend. I appreciate your counsel and your advice as we respond to this situation.

Going to the amendment moved by Mr Gentleman, I advise that the Greens will be supporting that amendment—not that Mr Hanson does not have a point. We have asked for advice from the Clerk, and we are yet to receive a response as to the application of the Latimer House principles in this situation. Once we have that advice, we will then be able to work with the committee to determine who is best placed to chair that committee.

I will pre-empt the amendment moved by Ms Orr and say that, if she sees that there is a conflict there, of course we will support the substation of one Labor member for another.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 16

Noes 9

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Cocks

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Parton

Amendment agreed to.

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (10.34): I move to amend Mr Milligan’s amended motion as follows:

In paragraph (3)(a), omit “Ms Orr MLA”, substitute “Mr Pettersson MLA”.

Given the speed at which everything happened this morning and following a few conversations, it has been decided that Mr Pettersson is better placed to take on this very important responsibility. This amendment reflects that very simple change.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

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