Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Friday, 8 October 2021) . . Page.. 2955 ..
Friday, 8 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.
Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board—membership
Statement by Speaker
MADAM SPEAKER: Members will be aware that there exists a superannuation scheme for members, pursuant to the Legislative Assembly (Members’ Superannuation) Act 1991. Although most members are now not part of that scheme, there still exists a requirement for an Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board, which is chaired by the Speaker and has a government member and an opposition member. The act stipulates that those members must be elected in accordance with the procedures used to elect the Speaker at a meeting convened by the Speaker.
Members, whilst these meetings have previously been held at party room meetings, with respective members physically present, under the present circumstances those meetings are not occurring. Accordingly, I ask whether it is the wish of the Assembly to proceed with the election of board members and alternates.
There being no objection, and for the purposes of the act, I will now ask the Clerk to conduct an election for a government member of the board and an alternate, and then an opposition member of the board and an alternate. I call the Clerk.
Clerk: I call for nominations for a government member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board.
Ms Orr: I nominate.
Clerk: I declare Ms Orr, the member proposed, to have been elected as the government member of the Members Superannuation Board. I call for nominations for an alternate government member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board.