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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (31 August) . . Page.. 2567..


Tuesday, 31 August 1999

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The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed)

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

JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY - STANDING COMMITTEE

Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 1999 and Statement

MR OSBORNE (10.32): I present Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 1999 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety performing the duties of a scrutiny of Bills and subordinate legislation committee and I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Scrutiny Report No. 10 of 1999 contains the committee's comments on nine Bills, four subordinate laws and two government responses. It would be appreciated if, when the legislation comes on for debate this week, the Minister for Urban Services could address some concerns about speed camera legislation or at least acknowledge some of the things that were discussed in this morning's committee. I commend the report to the Assembly.

APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 2) 1999-2000

Debate resumed from 24 August 1999, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to speak again.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: My last speech on this Bill was fairly short. In fact, I gave notice that we would be moving later in the day to refer the Bill to a special select estimates committee, and that was ruled to be a speech. Members will recall that last week some of us in this place wished to refer this Bill to a select estimates committee so that we could reassure ourselves on the basis of the numbers for both elements of this Bill.


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