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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 3746 ..

MS HORODNY (continuing):

That is a huge issue at the moment. It is very difficult to access information at this point in time. I am personally having great problems, particularly with your office and your department. I really would like an explanation as to why you have not answered this question within 30 days. I think 30 days is a reasonable time in which to answer a question. I would like that answer by the end of the day.

MR SPEAKER: The question is that the Assembly take note of the explanation.

Mr Berry: The paltry explanation. Mr Speaker, the motion used the word "paltry". I heard Ms Horodny move it. Would you confirm that?

MR SPEAKER: Standing order 118A(b) states quite clearly that the wording is: That the Assembly takes note of the explanation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MR SPEAKER: Members, on 25 September, Mr Moore moved a motion relating to the use of Canberra's lakes and their foreshores. Ms Follett subsequently sought guidance from me on what form a legitimate amendment might take in relation to this matter. I have a reply here, but it is fairly detailed. In the interests of time, I seek leave to incorporate it in Hansard and circulate it to members.

Leave granted.

Document incorporated at Appendix 1.


MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, the report of a study trip undertaken by me to the Queensland and Northern Territory parliaments from 14 to 18 October this year.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, pursuant to section 6 of the Subordinate Laws Act 1989, I present subordinate legislation in accordance with the schedule of gazettal notices for amendments to instruments, codes of practice, determinations, extension of operation of Act, housing and rental programs, instruments of appointment, management standards, registration of golf carts, regulations and Supreme Court Rules. I also present a notice of commencement of provisions of the Consumer Credit Act.

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