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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 2 May 1995) . . Page.. 99 ..


(a) planning controls over both sites;

(b) the value of the land swap to the ACT;

(c) environmental and heritage issues;

(d) current and future usage of sites; and

(e) any other related matters.

SCRUTINY OF BILLS AND SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION -STANDING COMMITTEE

Reports and Statement

MR OSBORNE: I present Reports Nos 1 and 2 of 1995 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the reports.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Report No. 1 of 1995, which I have just presented, was circulated when the Assembly was not sitting on 23 March 1995, pursuant to the resolution of appointment of 9 March 1995. Report No. 2 of 1995 contains the committee's comments on eight pieces of subordinate legislation. I commend the reports to the Assembly.

ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE - STANDING COMMITTEE

Report on Standing Orders and Citizen's Right of Reply

MR SPEAKER: I present a report of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure entitled “Standing Orders and Citizen's Right of Reply”.

MR MOORE (8.53): I move:

That the report be noted.

This is a particularly important report, Mr Speaker, in that it goes to the heart of the way the Assembly operates. Over the last six years, Mr Speaker, as you would be aware, the Assembly has operated on the basis of a combination of standing and temporary orders. That combination of standing and temporary orders has served us quite well. However, it was obvious to some members of the Assembly, probably to most members of the Assembly, that there were a series of inadequacies in the standing orders. Mr Speaker, you chair the Administration and Procedure Committee. I am a member and there are Labor, Liberal and Greens members. It was quite obvious to us that a number of changes needed to be made to improve our standing orders.


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