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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2578 ..


I want to thank both Mr Braddock and Mr Hanson for working with Ms Orr and for providing the list of ministers required for question time. I commend the motion to the chamber.

MR BRADDOCK (Yerrabi) (11.19): The Greens support the motion of the Manager of Government Business to suspend standing orders so that a number of practical, proportionate changes can be made that reflect the current public health challenges that face us.

As more people become fully vaccinated in the community—including the employees of this Assembly, political staffers and particularly our members—we, as an Assembly, will be able to return to normal operations as soon as possible. I therefore encourage everyone to get vaccinated, and that, as an Assembly, we also demonstrate leadership by all getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Legislative Assembly

Sitting pattern—amendment

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) (11.20): I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020 relating to the sitting pattern for 2021, be amended by omitting:

October

7

8

19

20

21

22

November

9

10

11

December

1

2”,

and substituting:

October

6

7

8

November

9

10

11

23

24

25

30

December

1

2.”.

I want to extend my thanks to all parties, and especially the whips, for helping to arrange the sitting pattern and calendar after the impact of the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in the territory. The revised calendar for the remainder of the year adopts almost all of the sitting days that would have normally occurred, had it not been for COVID. We have also agreed to maintain the same number of private member motion


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