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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 August 2008) . . Page.. 3389 ..

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Speaker’s ruling

Statement by Chief Minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts)): Mr Speaker, I seek your indulgence and that of members to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: In relation to the incident earlier today which led to your ruling in relation to me, I wish to unreservedly apologise to you and to the chair for the disorderly conduct which led you to make the order that you made. I apologise to you and to the chair.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Chief Minister.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2008

Detail stage

Bill as a whole.

Debate resumed from 19 August 2008.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.59): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 to 26 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move amendments Nos 1 to 26 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 3399] and table a supplementary explanatory statement.

These amendments, as I indicated to members yesterday, deal with a range of matters raised by the scrutiny of bills committee in its comments on this set of bills. They also deal with a number of other matters that have been raised by the current President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Mr Peedom, who has identified a range of technical and procedural matters that should be clarified ahead of the implementation of the new Civil and Administrative Tribunal. I commend those amendments to members.

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