Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (5 September) . . Page.. 3188 ..
Mr Moore (continuing):
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 9 NOES, 8 Mrs Carnell Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Ms Follett Mr De Domenico Ms McRae Mr Hird Mr Moore Ms Horodny Mr Osborne Mr Humphries Ms Reilly Mr Kaine Mr Whitecross Mr Stefaniak Mr Wood Ms TuckerQuestion so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.
Mr Moore: I raise a point of order. That motion is inconsistent with standing order 148, which defines what an order of the day is. It states:
An order of the day is a bill or any other matter which the Assembly has ordered to be taken into consideration on a particular day.
I do not believe that this matter has been ordered to be taken into consideration on a particular day. In fact, Mr Speaker, we heard about it only as of today.
MR SPEAKER: While I am considering the point of order, we might allow Ms Follett to present the report of the Scrutiny of Bills Committee.
Report and Statement
MS FOLLETT: As standing orders are suspended, I seek the leave of the Assembly to present a report from the Scrutiny of Bills Committee.
MS FOLLETT: I present Report No. 13 of 1996 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I ask for leave to make a regrettably brief statement on the report.