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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1431..

Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, I move:

That the paper be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, on this subject: the government didn't seek leave for this to be discussed. I don't mind it being discussed.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mrs Dunne, can I explain what has just happened.

Mrs Dunne: Yes, I understand what has happened.

MR SPEAKER: Leave has been granted for a motion to be moved to authorise publication of the document. That motion was subsequently moved and carried.

Mrs Dunne: But it is not on the notice paper.

MR SPEAKER: All I can say to you is this: you may wish to raise it as a matter of private members business, but I cannot help you otherwise. I am sorry.

Mrs Dunne: The cloak and dagger stuff about publication of these state of the environment reports is ridiculous.

MR SPEAKER: There are many means to get things on the notice paper. I will leave that to you.

Commissioner for the Family Bill 2004

Debate resumed from 3 March 2004, on motion by Mrs Burke:

That this bill be agreed to in principle

Debate on motion (by Mr Wood ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Youth night shelter in Civic

MS DUNDAS (3.32): I move:

That this Assembly, recognising the need for a youth night shelter in Civic to provide safe overnight accommodation for young people unable to return home late at night, calls on the ACT Government to make the establishment of a youth night shelter a high priority for he 2004-2005 financial year.

Mr Speaker, ACTCOSS, the Youth Coalition, youth refuge workers and successive Assembly committees have been crying for a youth night shelter for a number of years now. Yet, despite repeated assurances that things were happening, we have seen no movement on this issue.

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