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MR BERRY (Deputy Chief Minister) (11.21): The Government will accept the deferral of debate on this issue. We detect a certain amount of nervousness about the Bill, even though it has been around for about a month, I think, as far as the lead-up to debate in this Assembly is concerned. The detection of some nervousness, I think, is sufficient to warrant the adjournment of the matter. One has to say that there will be legislation that members will oppose in the in-principle stage - not because they are nervous about it, but because they are basically opposed to the philosophical direction of legislation and sometimes - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Berry! The time for this discussion has concluded.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

MR COLLAERY (11.22): I move:

That the debate be now adjourned.

Mr Speaker, in view of the comments that have been made in the house, I have nothing further to add to the debate.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Berry), by leave, agreed to:

That orders of the day No. 2 executive business, No. 19 private members' business and No. 1 Assembly business be postponed until the next day of sitting.

BILL 1991
Detail Stage

Clause 6

Consideration resumed from 22 October 1991 on the clause and Mr Collaery's amendment.

MR CONNOLLY (Attorney-General, Minister for Housing and Community Services and Minister for Urban Services) (11.24): Mr Collaery circulated, last Tuesday evening, a fairly detailed amendment to clause 6 which I have now had the opportunity of taking some advice on. The effect of the amendment is, in essence, to pick up an amendment that the Commonwealth Parliament has passed which allows NCA material to be passed on to a new category of person beyond the Attorneys-General of the Territory, Commonwealth or the

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