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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2350..


MR SMYTH: That is why I am asking for the standing orders to be suspended, so I can put on the record-

MR SPEAKER: Address the question.

MR SMYTH: I am addressing the question. I would like to put on the record the reasons-whether by tradition, through a standing order, through agreement or through legislation-that pairs are not given in committees. I think it is reasonable, when the Chief Minister makes a statement that I can prove not to be true, that I be given the opportunity to put that on the record. I am sure those opposite would not like to hear this, and that is why they are attempting to deny this leave. But the whole purpose of making the statement is to correct the record. Mr Speaker, you often give us guidance in this place that we should put on the record things that have happened and do it through the proper forms. One of the forms is to seek leave, and that is what I am attempting to do now.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.50): It is important that-

MR CORBELL (Molonglo-Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning) (3.50): I move:

That the question be now put.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion negatived.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

United Nations' Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights-Letter from the President of the Senate, dated 9 August 2006, detailing the Senate's resolution of 9 August 2006.

Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

Public Health Act, pursuant to subsection 10(3)-ACT Chief Health Officer's Report for the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2004, dated 27 June 2006.

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2004-2007-"Building a safer community": Second progress report.

Mr Corbell, on behalf of Mr Barr, presented the following paper:

Occupational Health and Safety Act, pursuant to section 228-Operation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989 and its associated law-Fourth quarterly report for the period 1 April to 30 June 2006.


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