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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1510 ..


referred to the Commissioner for Standards. Therefore, when the first motion asked us to consider that, I was just signalling that intent. When the second motion comes forward for debate, that is what I wish to state.

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (5.11): Just in closing, I will respond very briefly to some of the comments by Mr Hanson but not to the colourful language. I have been very clear from the beginning that I think there are questions to answer in this and this is simply a referral motion. As I mentioned this morning, there remains a question for me, as Speaker and as a member, about whether this is in the scope of the Commissioner for Standards. To address that and to remove any such question—and I mentioned this morning that Mr Milligan has self-referred—I will say a little bit more when I get to the next motion, which I will need leave to do. With that, I will close, Mr Assistant Speaker.

Ms Lawder (Brindabella) (5.12): Mr Assistant Speaker, if I might seek clarification? We have notice No 1, Assembly business, and I have an unnamed motion in front of me. I am not certain which motion we are voting on.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: We are currently debating Assembly business notice No 1. The motion that is circulating has not been moved yet. We are debating Assembly business notice No 1 on the notice paper. That is the question before us.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Ms Lee

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Mr James Milligan—resolution

Statement by member

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (5.16): I seek leave to table a statement by Mr Milligan.

Leave granted.


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