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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 433 ..


an essential element in surgeons being able to advance their professional skills. I invite public discussion of this needed facility so that we can keep our surgeons in Canberra, advancing their skills and knowledge. I invite the minister to consider it for future planning for the Canberra Hospital site.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders—suspension

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.12): I move:

That so much of standing orders be suspended as would enable the order of business for Tuesday and Wednesday the 30th and 31st of March 2021 to be:

Prayer or reflection

Presentation of petitions

Ministerial statements

Presentation of Executive business bills

Assembly business

Executive business notices and orders of the day

Questions without notice

Presentation of papers

Ministerial statements

Private Members business (as ordered by the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure)

Executive business notices and orders of the day.

Madam Speaker, the motion is to give effect to the new sitting pattern for the March sitting. I understand it is the intention of the whips to formulate changes to standing orders that will implement the new pattern for sittings and to bring this back to the Assembly for consideration, possibly at the March sittings.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Committees—Standing

Reporting date

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.13): I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020, which established the standing committees of the Assembly and set a reporting date to those


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