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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (22 February) . . Page.. 225 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

and the more laws put on the statute book the harder it is for those people on occasions to know where they stand in terms of the law and the harder it is for people who are searching the law to know succinctly what is the law. Therefore, we do our citizens in this Territory a service by being able to reduce rather than increase the total volume of legislation. For my part, this Government would rather be judged not by the number of new pieces of legislation it has introduced in the time it has been in government but, in a sense, by the volume and the clarity of the total legislative corpus that is there when we leave office.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Recording and Broadcasting of Proceedings

MR SPEAKER: Order! It being 5 o'clock, I propose the question:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

I would like to correct a matter that arose before lunch in relation to the presence of the television cameras. I have made inquiries and I understand that all parties were advised yesterday that the cameras were coming in. There appears to have been a glitch in terms of the Opposition and I understand that an apology has been tendered on the matter. I want to clarify the record on that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 5.02 pm until Tuesday, 27 February 1996, at 10.30 am

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