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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 24 August 2011) . . Page.. 3727 ..


MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MR CORBELL: I claim to have been misrepresented by Mrs Dunne in her statement. Mrs Dunne advised me on 19 July that she agreed with Mr Rattenbury that the Unit Titles (Management) Bill, the Coroners Amendment Bill and the Terrorism (Extraordinary Powers) Amendment Bill should not be debated until September. She went on to say that she would also probably add the security industry and law officer bills to that.

Mrs Dunne: And then we said we were ready to do it and you took off security—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne! We are not having a conversation.

Question put:

That debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 4

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Bresnan

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Debate adjourned to the next sitting.

Food (Nutritional Information) Amendment Bill 2011

Debate resumed from 6 April 2011, on motion by Ms Bresnan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (11.17): The government support this bill in principle. We are concerned about the prevalence of obesity and the damage it is doing to the health of a growing number of ACT residents. The government believe that providing clear and meaningful information to consumers about the energy composition of the food they purchase will assist consumers in making informed food choices. This, in turn, may result in improved food choices which help to stem the rising rates of obesity and people who are overweight, and may even contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of these health issues across the community.

However, the government do have some concerns about proceeding with this legislation today. I believe there are issues around national consistency and also


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