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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Monday, 31 October 2016) . . Page.. 3 ..


Electorate of Yerrabi

Ms Meegan Fitzharris

Mr Alistair Coe

Mr Michael Pettersson

Ms Suzanne Orr

Mr James Milligan

The elected members made and subscribed an oath or affirmation of allegiance.

The Chief Justice having retired—

Election of Speaker

The Clerk informed members of the requirement of standing order 1(e) that the Assembly now proceed to elect a Speaker.

MR BARR (Kurrajong) (10.21): I propose Joy Burch, and I move:

That Ms Burch take the chair of the Assembly as Speaker.

The Clerk: Does the member accept the nomination?

Ms Burch: Yes I do.

The Clerk: Are there any further nominations?

MR COE (Yerrabi) (10.22): I propose Vicki Dunne and I move:

That Mrs Dunne take the chair of the Assembly as Speaker.

The Clerk: Does the member accept the nomination?

Mrs Dunne: Yes I do.

The Clerk: Are there any further proposals?

There being more than one candidate proposed, the election of a Speaker will proceed by ballot. Ballot papers will now be distributed.

A ballot having been taken—

The Clerk announced the result of the ballot: Ms Burch, 14  votes; Mrs Dunne, 11 votes; therefore, Ms Burch, the candidate with the majority of votes of members present and voting, is declared elected as Speaker.

Madam Speaker having taken the chair—


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