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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 December 2016) . . Page.. 252 ..


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March
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May
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June
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August
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November
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It looks to be an exciting year for 2017, and the government is confident that this sitting pattern will allow for the debate of due business of the Assembly with an increased focus on the budget debate.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (12.15): Madam Speaker, the opposition will be supporting this motion but we note that the Assembly sitting does seem to be particularly heavy in the back half of the year rather than the front half. If the minister would like to shed some light as to why that is, that would be good. But we can do that offline.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders

Amendment

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (12.16): I move:

That standing order 254A be amended as follows: Omit paragraphs (a) and (b), substitute:

“(a) tabled within four months of the presentation of the report; or

(b) provided to the Speaker for out of session circulation to Members within four months of the presentation of the report and tabled by the Minister on the next day of sitting”.

In April 2016 the Assembly agreed to amend standing order 254 to require that government responses to committee reports in response to an Assembly committee inquiry into the Auditor-General’s reports would be provided within four months or


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