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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 1 November 2018) . . Page.. 4645 ..


deciding their work program. We have had members opposite, including the chair of PAC who has made this clear on a number of occasions, including in this chamber, noting that the workload of committees can be quite significant. Now as a member of PAC—

Mrs Dunne: Welcome to the real world.

MS CHEYNE: At one point I was on more committees than anybody else; so I have certainly been in that real world, thanks very much.

Mr Parton: Gathering all those portfolios as well? We have all got work to do.

MS CHEYNE: Do you want to say that again?

Mr Parton: We have all got work.

MS CHEYNE: We have all got work—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lee): Ms Cheyne, you have limited time; just continue.

MS CHEYNE: Thank you, Madam Assistant Speaker. I would appreciate it if you made those comments to members on your own side as well. I think that it should be up to committees to decide their workload. I also echo Mr Pettersson. I do not understand why Mr Wall could not have had a quiet word to the chair of that committee. I do not think anyone is saying that we should not be necessarily inquiring into it, but I think that there is very important work underway in EDT at the moment on building quality.

It is something that we have discussed in other committees, like the planning committee. I think all members in this place have received representations on building quality. I would be very disappointed if work were distracted for that reason. I certainly support Ms Orr’s amendment. I thank my colleagues for really putting out the issues with the approach that has been taken today.

Ms Orr’s amendments negatived.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (12:18): I seek leave to speak again.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, colleagues. I seek leave to move the two amendments circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I have spoken to both of these amendments. I make the observation, as we have discussed this morning, about their appropriateness. A little while ago the Assembly directed the administration and procedure committee to


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