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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 May 2021) . . Page.. 1301 ..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 16

Noes 9

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Cheyne

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Ms Davidson

Ms Vassarotti

Ms Lee

Mr Davis

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MADAM SPEAKER: The question now is:

That the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

Mr Hanson: Just on that question, Madam Speaker, are we allowed to debate that matter or has that got to be put automatically as well?

MADAM SPEAKER: It is an automatic question. That is my understanding.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders—suspension

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.24): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Braddock’s motion being called on for debate.

MADAM SPEAKER: It is a question but is it also a reflection on a decision we have just made?

MR HANSON: I did seek advice from the Clerk on that motion and he advised that that was the correct wording.

MADAM SPEAKER: I will accept that advice because I would have asked him the similar question.

The question before us is: is there a suspension of standing orders.

MR HANSON: There is absolutely no reason to adjourn this debate today. The advice that you provided—that there is no standing order that requires us to adjourn this debate—and the reality are that the committee is there to provide the support to


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