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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 8 Hansard (27 June) . . Page.. 2353 ..

MRS CARNELL (continuing):

If there is one criticism that I would run on Mr Humphries's health board, it would be that I think it ended up being far too big, with far too many representatives from various interest groups, which did cause some problems at times in the way it worked. I think we have learnt from that experience and we have cut back. We believe that this structure will be certainly small and tight; but, with the right people on it, it can work very well.

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 8	 	NOES, 7

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole

MS TUCKER (6.05): I move:

Page 6, lines 15 to 22, clause 9, paragraph (3)(b), omit the paragraph, substitute the following paragraph:

"(b) cause a copy of the statement to be laid before the Legislative Assembly within 15 sitting days after the partnership or joint venture is entered into.".

I wish to remove the provision in this Bill relating to commercial-in-confidence. This new statutory authority is to have the power to enter into commercial partnerships or joint ventures, and we have some concerns about that anyway, but we are particularly concerned that if the Minister thinks it is okay not to table details of these ventures in the Assembly he or she can choose not to. Mr Speaker, it is quite unacceptable for

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