Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 604 ..
Licensed Premises - Trading Hours
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that we do not agree with a curfew being placed on trading hours of licensed premises.
Your petition therefore requests the Assembly to vote against any bill that restricts the trading hours of licensed premises:
Debate resumed from 14 December 1995, on motion by Mr De Domenico:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (11.05): Mr Speaker, this Bill is consequential to a Bill that we passed at our last sitting. The Opposition would have been happy to pass this Bill at the last sitting, but on that occasion the Government wanted an early mark. We are therefore happy to pass it now. It provides supporting provisions for the Bill that we have already passed.
MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services) (11.06), in reply: Mr Speaker, lest the Government be accused of wanting an early mark this time, I point out to Mr Whitecross that, when decisions are made in this place, it is not just the Government that makes those decisions. I will not have a go at Mr Whitecross, because he has been in his present position for only a very short time and still has not learnt the probity of what he ought to do. I am delighted that the Labor Party has decided to support this Bill, Mr Speaker. It is consequential to the Motor Vehicles (Dimensions and Mass) (Amendment) Bill. I will not waste the time of the Assembly. I am delighted that the Assembly has agreed to accept the Bill.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.
Bill agreed to.