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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 2827..


MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts) (4.58 am), in reply: I thank members for their support and I do acknowledge the difficult circumstances with which members were faced in considering the bill. I thank them for that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Fire levy

MR PRATT (Brindabella) (4.59 am): Mr Speaker, I wish to raise a matter which would normally be raised under standing order 46. The Chief Minister stated that I had made a statement declaring that our position or my position was for the abolition of all taxes and rates. In an interjection across the chamber, I said to the Chief Minister that I stood for the abolition of the fire levy. That is as far as I went on that issue.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.00 am (Friday) until Tuesday, 19 September 2006 at 10.30 am.


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