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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 1893..

Thursday 8 June 2006

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 27

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition) (10.33): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report 27, dated 8 June 2006, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings-

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.


That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: Scrutiny Report 27 contains the committee's comments on three bills. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Standing orders—suspension

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning) (10.33): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Notice No 4, Executive Business, relating to an Address to His Excellency the Governor-General, being called on forthwith.

I will speak briefly to my motion. Members would be aware that this morning the government is proposing that the Assembly make an address to His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, in relation to the unprecedented steps by the commonwealth government to override the Civil Unions Act passed by this

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