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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 7 Hansard (19 October) . . Page.. 1843..

MR MOORE (continuing):

I think we should take some time to discuss the matter. It may even be possible for the Whips or whoever to discuss this matter and to bring it back on before lunch. I am quite open to bringing it back either before lunch or after lunch. I believe that we should sit down around the table and work out what the best timeframe is, what it is that the Government is trying to achieve and why it is that they want to set a tighter timeframe, and try to understand all that before we take a vote on the motion or decide whether we need to amend it.

I would like to see the full projected timeframe and understand why it is that the Chief Minister wants a tighter timeframe than the fairly tight timeframe set out in what I think is a very reasonable motion. If I am not mistaken, the committee would report in six or seven weeks from today. That is a tight timeframe. I would like to see what we can manage. It is appropriate for this debate to be adjourned. Since I have now spoken, I would encourage another member to adjourn the debate so that we can sit down and discuss the matter, and then bring the motion on at a later hour today.

Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to:

That the debate be adjourned to a later hour this day and that the resumption of the debate have precedence of Executive business after conclusion of the discussion of the matter of public importance.

Proposed Inquiry - Kaleen Youth Shelter

MS TUCKER (11.04): Mr Speaker, I move:


(1) the Standing Committee on Social Policy:

(a) inquire into and report on the operation and management of the Kaleen Youth Shelter with particular reference to the benefits or otherwise to youth, staff and the community as a whole of retaining such services in the public sector; and

(b) report by 14 December 1995; and

(2) the Assembly calls on the Government to retain public sector operation and management of the Kaleen Youth Shelter until the Standing Committee on Social Policy has completed its inquiry.

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