Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Monday, 15 August 2022) . . Page.. 2499 ..
Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.40), in reply: In closing the debate, I table:
Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26—Consolidated Financial Report—Financial quarter ending 30 June 2022 (2021-22 Interim Result).
Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order. I question the ability in accordance with standing orders for a minister to table papers as part of the adjournment debate, particularly when leave was not granted for him to do so earlier, because the motion of the Assembly that we all agreed to was very clear that the business that we were going to deal with was just in relation to the matters in regard to the prohibition notice issued by WorkSafe.
It did not mention other matters, so I think we have all agreed in this place we were going to be debating matters specifically to do with WorkSafe. For the minister to try and sneak in a bunch of other papers that he was not given leave to do so, and that he is trying to do it as part of an adjournment debate, is dodgy.
MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, I understand your point of order. Can I please seek some advice?
On the point of order, Ms Stephen-Smith?
Ms Stephen-Smith: It was my understanding that ministers did not, in fact, need to seek leave to table papers in this place. Leaving that to one side, I would also note that Mr Hanson has quoted Mr Milligan’s earlier motion in relation to what the Assembly would be dealing with today, and it very specifically says:
… any matters in relation to the prohibition notice issued by WorkSafe ACT on Friday, 12 August 2022, and for the Assembly to adjourn after consideration of these items.
Mr Milligan then subsequently moved a motion in relation to the Select Committee on Estimates that in fact has nothing to do with the WorkSafe consideration, and we all allowed that motion to be moved and passed.
MADAM SPEAKER: Members, enough! I am dealing with a point of order referring to standing order 211, and on advice of the Clerk, whilst unusual, it is within order. I would remind members that we stand adjourned until 20 September 2022 at 10 am.
Question resolved in the affirmative.