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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 June 1995) . . Page.. 838 ..


Public Sector Management Act - Management Standards -

No. 2 of 1995 (S123, dated 13 June 1995).

No. 3 of 1995 (S123, dated 13 June 1995).

No. 4 of 1995 (S123, dated 13 June 1995).

Supreme Court Act - Supreme Court Rules (Amendment) - No. 19 of 1995 (S127, dated 15 June 1995).

PAPERS

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): I also present a direction to ACTTAB, made on 5 June 1995 pursuant to section 9 of the Betting (Totalizator Administration) Act 1964. Finally, I present the Activity Report for the Department of Health and Community Care for the March quarter of 1995.

CORPORATISATION OF A.C.T.E.W. - SELECT COMMITTEE

Suspension of Standing Orders

MS HORODNY (3.13): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Horodny from moving a motion relating to the establishment of a select committee on the corporatisation of ACTEW.

Mr Speaker, I believe that it is fundamentally important that this select committee be given the support of this Assembly. Not only has there been a rush to get across all the issues surrounding corporatisation, with the lack of information and the lack of consultation; but parliamentary counsel, who have been working around the clock, not just on this legislation but also on other legislation, have simply not had the time to draft all our amendments. Mr Osborne may be going to support this legislation because he feels that his concerns may have been dealt with, but we are still being flooded by constructive suggestions for making positive amendments to this legislation.

Parliamentary counsel have been wonderful; but they just have not had the time to get across the issues and then draft all the amendments that we would like - for example, entrenchment of consumer rights, along the lines of the consumer contract which is provided for in the case of the Sydney Water Board; a provision to prevent backdoor privatisation; setting environmental targets; community consultation processes;


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