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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 3 November 2020) . . Page.. 3 ..


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) (10.23): I propose Ms 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 (Brindabella) (10.23): I accept the nomination.

The Clerk: Is there any further proposal? The time for proposals has expired. There being no further proposal, I declare Ms Burch, the member proposed, to have been elected as Speaker.

Madam Speaker having taken the chair—

MADAM SPEAKER: It is an honour to have been elected unopposed. It shows support across the chamber. Thank you for that. The next item is the election of the Chief Minister, but with your indulgence, members, I ask you to stand so that I can do an acknowledgement to country. Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Election of Chief Minister

MADAM SPEAKER: The next item of business is the election of the Chief Minister.

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (10.24): I nominate Mr Andrew Barr, and I move:

That Mr Barr be elected Chief Minister for the Territory.

MADAM SPEAKER: Does the member accept the nomination?

MR BARR (Kurrajong) (10.24): Yes, Madam Speaker.


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