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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (30 April) . . Page.. 223..


EXECUTIVE BUSINESS - PRECEDENCE

Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:

That Executive business be called on.

INTERPRETATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1998

Debate resumed from 28 April 1998, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (11.32): The Labor Party supports this Bill. This is a machinery amendment, Mr Speaker. As I indicated earlier, the Labor Party was not all that comfortable with the committee structure that we have developed this time around, but we have had that debate. We accept this as a very useful and necessary amendment, Mr Speaker.

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (11.33), in reply: I thank members for their support for this Bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 11.34 am to 2.30 pm

VISITORS

MR SPEAKER: I would like to take the opportunity to welcome a group in the gallery from the University of the Third Age. Welcome to your Assembly.


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