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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2363..


Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I ask you to look at standing order 130 and try to assess whether it would be appropriate even to argue the suspension of the standing orders, considering that this would clearly anticipate a matter on the notice paper in a less effective form of proceeding. Mr Speaker, I ask you to rule on that.

MR SPEAKER: I do rule and I do not uphold your point of order in relation to standing order 130. It states:

A matter on the Notice Paper must not be anticipated by a matter of public importance, -

this is clearly not a matter of public importance -

an amendment -

this is not an amendment; this is a motion, as I understand it, relating to amendments - correct me if I am wrong, Mr Humphries -

or other less effective form of proceeding.

I do not accept that this is a less effective form of proceeding. So on all three points in relation to standing order 130, I do not uphold your objection.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Humphries's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 13	 NOES, 4

Mr Berry	Ms Horodny
Mrs Carnell	Mr Moore
Mr Connolly	Mr Osborne
Mr Cornwell	Ms Tucker
Mr De Domenico
Ms Follett
Mr Hird
Mr Humphries
Mr Kaine
Ms McRae
Mr Stefaniak
Mr Whitecross
Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.


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