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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1060..

MRS CROSS (continuing):

Shame on you, Mrs Dunne. Instead of putting the proponent and the aged care needs of Canberra ahead of your own selfish motives, you have compromised yet another situation. And that is out of order. So for the time being I am not prepared to support or not support this motion because it needs to be thought through more clearly. Again, Mrs Dunne has compromised the members of this place and the Assembly process at the expense of what we need; that is, aged care facilities in Canberra.

The proponent's idea is a good one. I am concerned that, with this motion, she has, without consulting her committee members, not only put the proponent in an awkward position because of the brilliant strategic political strategies that the leader and some of the members on that side used, but also has done it at the expense of the community, and that is unacceptable.

Motion (by Ms MacDonald ) proposed:

That the debate be now adjourned.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 11

Noes 6

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Burke

Mr Corbell

Mr Quinlan

Mr Cornwell

Mrs Cross

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Dunne

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

Electoral Act-Subordinate law SL 2004-6


MR STEFANIAK (12.11): I move:

That Subordinate Law SL2004-6, Electoral Amendment Regulations 2004 (No 1), made pursuant to the Electoral Act 1992, be disallowed.

Currently government publications are exempt from the authorisation requirements of the Electoral Act if they do a number of things: first, have the city of Canberra crest, the words "ACT government"and the name of the agency who published the material, for example, Department of Urban Services. Government material often meets the definition of electoral material if it has the photo of a minister or quotes from a minister or, indeed, any MLA.

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