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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 4379 ..

MS HORODNY (continuing):

greater Assembly scrutiny of the government of the day than where the government has majority rule. Taking on board all the concerns and given the advantages of having longer terms in office, the Greens believe that government decision-making would be improved by working within a four-year timescale. Therefore, we support this Bill.

MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (12.21): Mr Speaker, clearly, the Government have not made up their mind whether they are supporting this Bill or not, so I move:

That the debate be adjourned.

Question put:

That the debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 5	 	NOES, 10

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

Question so resolved in the negative.

Debate interrupted.

Sitting suspended from 12.25 to 2.30 pm


Financial Management Reports

MR WHITECROSS: My question without notice is to the Chief Minister and Treasurer. Treasurer, can you confirm that the quarterly financial report for September, which you tabled in the middle of the night during the debate on the Appropriation Bill a couple of weeks ago, is in fact the monthly financial statement required under section 26 of the Financial Management Act? If so, why was this report tabled seven weeks after the end of the relevant reporting period and why have we not received the monthly financial statements since 30 June, as required under the Financial Management Act?

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