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Betting (Totalizator Administration) Act 1964 . . Page.. 1381 ..

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (4.35): Just to clarify interjections, Mr Kaine is right. We have to have the estimates procedure and the report to the Government before we pass the budget, in a normal circumstance. Now, that is fine; but, when you go to an earlier budget, it means that you certainly will not have the annual reports when you have your estimates procedure and you go to pass the budget. That will not happen even if it is 10 weeks or 12 weeks. For the supplementary approach, looking at annual reports, it really does not matter when those committee hearings are because you are not passing the budget after them. So whether they be in October or November simply does not make any difference. The timeframes here simply are totally irrelevant. As I said, the second approach, looking at last year's annual reports, does not have the same timeframe concerns because you are not debating the budget after them. That is the point we are trying to make here. Why would you put this extra two weeks time constraint on the whole process if there is no time constraint really, because you are not debating the budget after it?

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Debate resumed from 22 June 1995, on motion by Mrs Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (4.38), by leave: I move:

Schedule -

Page 4, line 3, (proposed amendments of the Betting (Totalizator Administration) Act 1964), insert the following amendment:

“Subsection 9(4) -

Omit the subsection.”.

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