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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 22 June 1995) . . Page.. 1078 ..


Mr Speaker, I would encourage the Minister to ensure that the approval required from the National Capital Planning Authority will be obtained and that work will be done to facilitate that traffic movement. There is a positive response in the Government - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order! It being 45 minutes after the commencement of Assembly business, the debate is interrupted, in accordance with standing order 77, and the resumption of the debate will be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (11.51): Mr Speaker, I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No. 2, Assembly business, being completed.

MR SPEAKER: Do you wish to extend Assembly business?

MR HUMPHRIES: That is what I am doing, Mr Speaker, for this item only. If no other members have any other items that need to be dealt with at this stage, I suggest that that is what we should do.

Mr Berry: There are others as well, if you are going to extend it.

MR HUMPHRIES: We will have to adjourn the next one, anyway.

Mr Moore: Let us extend Assembly business in the normal way.

MR SPEAKER: What is the wish of the Assembly?

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I am moving that the standing orders be suspended to allow completion of this item.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

MR MOORE: Thank you, Mr Speaker and members. I would like to complete what I was saying, which was that we should encourage the Government to ensure that the work is done. I note that Mr Humphries, in his response, said that this work is to be funded out of the 1995-96 capital works program. So, I accept that there is interest from the Government, but what I am saying is that it will also require some active work with the National Capital Planning Authority to get them onside. I accept the positive intentions of the Government, but I think that, in this case, it will take a little bit more effort than that and it will require that work with the National Capital Planning Authority.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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