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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (5 September) . . Page.. 3211 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

Also, Mr Speaker, I point out to you that the issue of how much it is open to the public is something that, unfortunately, I have not been able to go through in detail, although I have scanned the legislation a couple of times to see whether there are any further occurrences of the phrase "to the public". Because of commitments I had before this Bill was tabled and because I got the draft copy only yesterday, and it was different from the one we got today, I have not had time to sit down at my computer and do a search for those words, but I hope that Mr Humphries has. I suspect that he has not, Mr Speaker. The indications are that he would not have been competent enough to sit down at his computer and do that. My bet is that he has not sat down at his computer and done it, Mr Speaker, because this has been so rushed. It is a trashy piece of legislation that the Minister has introduced today. It was a silly piece of legislation in the first place. The pretence that Mr Humphries and Mr De Domenico put up was that they wanted to protect shops. At least the Greens said, "If you really want to protect shops, you have to do this to all the supermarkets". These two parties, the Greens and the Liberals, are the ones who have tried to make a religion of consultation, but they know that this is against what everybody else thinks. They just believe that they have some God-given right to dictate - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order! It being 6.15 pm, the debate is concluded.

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 9	 	NOES, 7

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

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