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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1293..


Tuesday, 4 May 1999

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MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND TEMPORARY ORDERS

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (10.32): Mr Speaker, I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) any business before the Assembly at 3.00 pm this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 1999-2000;

(2)(a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or,

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the question - "That debate on the Appropriation Bill 1999-2000 be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting" is agreed;

    1. at 3.00 pm on Thursday, 6 May 1999, the order of the day for resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 1999-2000 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speech of the Leader of the Opposition, Independent Members and The ACT Greens be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion - That the Bill be agreed to in principle; and,

(4)(a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at that time being adjourned until a later hour that day.


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