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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 October 2021) . . Page.. 2733 ..


Wednesday, 6 October 2021

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.01): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

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

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Minister for Corrections

Motion of no confidence

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (10.02): I seek leave to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Corrections.

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.02): I have received your email. I note that you sent it quite early in the morning, but I received it, and I circulated it just after 9 am. I have determined by the standing orders that it will be 90 minutes from the time I received the email, and it went out a few minutes after that. It can be brought on at 10.34.

Standing orders—suspension

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.02): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would allow Mrs Kikkert to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Corrections.

The problem we have here is that Mrs Kikkert has complied fully with the standing orders. She has provided notice within the prescribed time. Then there has been a problem because of the delay between your receiving the email and you circulating it. That is not a problem of Mrs Kikkert’s making.

Standing order 81A is very clear:

… copies of the relevant motions shall be provided to the Speaker for circulation to all Members 90 minutes prior to the time at which the motion is proposed to be moved.

That would be 8.30. Mrs Kikkert provided that notification to the Speaker at 7.30—an hour more than the time that is required. One would think that 8.30 is not an


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