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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 March 2010) . . Page.. 1070 ..

MR SPEAKER: Members, in light of the fact that there was an error on the last vote and the inability now to raise a quorum, I am, under standing order 31, going to adjourn the Assembly until 10 am tomorrow.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition): Just before you do, Mr Speaker, I am not sure we have a quorum problem. I think we have a pair problem. I think there are more than nine members in the building, from what I can tell. I think we have a pair issue. So I would be happy, on behalf of the opposition, to say we will have enough people in for the vote, which I do not think would change the vote, in order to deal with it and finalise it.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): On that matter, Mr Speaker, with your indulgence, I think the issue is that it will change the result of the vote. The government would be supportive, of course, of action in terms of resolving this matter whereby two members of the opposition are able to return to the chamber, as long as the substance of the decision of the Assembly is not changed, otherwise it would simply mean recommitting the vote tomorrow to get an appropriate decision.

MR SPEAKER: We now have sufficient members to conduct the vote.

Question put:

That Mr Rattenbury’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 4

Mr Barr

Ms Porter

Mr Doszpot

Mr Seselja

Ms Bresnan

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Dunne

Mr Corbell

Mr Hanson

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, members, for your support in sorting that matter out.


Debate resumed.

Mr Ivan Slavich

Canberra Refugee Support

Catholic Schools Week

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (6.44): Last night I attended two functions, quite

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