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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 May 1995) . . Page.. 668 ..


ADJOURNMENT

MR SPEAKER: Order! It being 5.00 pm, I propose the question:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Mr Humphries: I require the question to be put forthwith without debate.

Question resolved in the negative.

NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK - MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Debate resumed.

MR WOOD: The Manager of Government Business has just been rolled!

The dedication and the competence of these people does need to be put on the record. I urge Mr Humphries, and all members, to get out there and see the park in operation. If he organised a trip for us all I would love to get out there, although we do not need that because I am sure that most of us are there very regularly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, under standing order 46, I want to make a short personal explanation. Mr Wood invited me to reflect on my view about the quality of staff at Namadgi. I have not had any reason to complain about the quality of staff at Namadgi and I certainly think they have done a very good job. My remarks about wanting to explore other options for management were a reflection not on the staff but simply on the options of doing things in a different way structurally that might achieve a better result.

ASSEMBLY BUSINESS – PRECEDENCE

Suspension of Standing Orders

Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No. 2, Assembly business, relating to the proposed Select Committee on Workers Compensation Provisions, being called on forthwith.


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