Page 4058 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 22 October 1991

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On that basis, I am quite prepared to accept this amendment as moved by Ms Maher, and I think that most members of this Assembly should do the same.

Amendment (Ms Maher's) agreed to.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Duby's), as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10  NOES, 6 

Mr Collaery Mr Berry
Mr Duby Mr Connolly
Mr Humphries Ms Follett
Mr Jensen Mrs Grassby
Mr Kaine Mr Moore
Dr Kinloch Mr Wood
Ms Maher
Mr Prowse
Mr Stefaniak
Mr Stevenson

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 5.48 to 8.00 pm

Discussion of Matter of Public Importance

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Speaker has received letters from Mr Collaery, Mr Jensen, Dr Kinloch and Mr Stevenson proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Mr Stevenson be submitted to the Assembly for discussion, namely:

That the action taken by the Government to cut funding to the ACT Police Force is unwise and does not have the support of the people or the police.

MR STEVENSON (8.01): There is strong support in the ACT for our police force. Certainly, in this Assembly the members strongly support the police force. I understand that the ALP have certain budget cuts that they have to look at. However, I think it is unwise to look towards the police force to make cuts. Let me explain the reasons.

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