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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1272 ..

Question put:

That the debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8	 	NOES, 9

Mrs Carnell	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell	Ms Follett
Mr De Domenico	Ms Horodny
Mr Hird		Ms McRae
Mr Humphries	Mr Moore
Mr Kaine	Ms Reilly
Mr Osborne	Ms Tucker
Mr Stefaniak	Mr Whitecross
		Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SPEAKER: It being 12.30 pm, the debate is interrupted in accordance with standing order 77.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to extend so much of this sitting as is required to bring the debate to a conclusion.

Leave not granted.

Sitting suspended from 12.30 to 2.30 pm


Employment Statistics

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, my question without notice is to Mr De Domenico in his capacity as the Minister for Business and also as the Minister for Industrial Relations.

Mr Humphries: He is this week, is he? He was not last time we sat.

MR WHITECROSS: Maybe he is. I do not know. You tell me.

Minister, I would like you to clarify for the record something that you said yesterday. Yesterday you said that 2,300 jobs had been created in just one year of the Government's present term; but, on 23 November last year, you said that 6,700 jobs had been created. Does this mean that 4,400 jobs have been lost since November last year?

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