Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 740 ..
MR MOORE (continuing):
Finally, water quality management in the Molonglo River and the Murrumbidgee River is an issue of great importance. We need to continue to monitor that as well. The Commissioner for the Environment suggests that water quality management needs closer attention downstream from Scrivener Dam. There is a whole range of invasive plants in that area, willows being the most dominant, I think. It also includes pyracanthas, African box and all that sort of thing. Mr Speaker, it seems to me that nobody in this Assembly could take Ms Horodny to task for putting up for discussion the importance of protecting and enhancing ACT waterways, including our lakes, rivers and dams. Of course it is important, but do not imply that we have not been doing anything. Everybody in this Assembly has been involved already in ensuring that we are doing things, but there are more things to do. That is quite true. That is the issue that I think we need to take on board, and that is why it was an important issue to debate today.
MR SPEAKER: Order! The discussion is concluded.
Suspension of Standing Orders
Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a motion being moved to rescind the resolution of the Assembly of 26 March 1996 relating to the agreement in principle of the Weapons (Amendment) Bill 1995 and to reconsider the motion - That this Bill be agreed to in principle - forthwith.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:
(1) the resolution of the Assembly of 26 March 1996 relating to the agreement in principle of the Weapons (Amendment) Bill 1995 be rescinded; and
(2) the motion - That this Bill be agreed to in principle - be reconsidered forthwith.