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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2635..


MRS DUNNE

: Yes, you are right. I withdraw. I would submit to members that they should vote against this motion.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Papers

Mr Corbell , pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of today, 26 June 2003, presented the following papers:

Gungahlin Development Authority-Harrison 1 Estate-Copies of legal advice from the Deputy Chief Solicitor to the Chief Executive Officer, Gungahlin Development Authority, dated 24 June 2003 and related correspondence.

Privileges-Select Committee

Proposed appointment

Debate resumed from 18 June 2003, on motion by Mr Wood:

That:

(1) pursuant to standing order 71, a Select Committee on Privileges be appointed to examine whether the unauthorised dissemination of information on ABC Radio relating to Report No 5 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Report into the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004 of the Select Committee on Estimates 2003-2004 was a breach of privilege and whether a contempt of the Legislative Assembly was committed.

(2) the Committee be composed of:

(a) one Member to be nominated by the Government;

(b) one Member to be nominated by the Opposition;

(c) one Member to be nominated by a Member of the ACT Greens, the Australian Democrats or the Independent Member

to be notified in writing to the Speaker prior to the Assembly adjourning on that sitting day.

(3) the Committee report by 20 August 2003.

and on the amendment by Mr Smyth:

Insert the following new paragraph:

"(1A) the Select Committee also examine

(a) the refusal of Mr Wood to answer questions of the Select Committee on Estimates;

(b) the refusal of Mr Corbell to answer questions of the Select Committee on Estimates;

(c) the creation and distribution of the document known as 'Budget Estimates 2003' by certain persons within ACT Health

and determine whether each constitutes a contempt of the Legislative Assembly.".


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