Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4685 ..
Mr Humphries: It always does at the end of the year. There is nothing conspiratorial about that.
MS TUCKER: Mr Humphries said, "It always does at the end of the year". I accept that from Mr Humphries, but I would take this opportunity to make the comment that I have not felt we have been given enough time to look carefully at amendments and Bills that have been given to us. There have been some obvious consequences of that recently; for example, the Firearms Bill. I do think that is a concern about the process. I do not know whether that is actually because the Government needs more staff or needs to be better organised, but it certainly means that the crossbench needs to have good staff and a preparedness to work over the weekend to deal with the amount of work that comes to us very late.
Just staying with this issue, basically, I thank members for their support. I think it does reflect the reality of the minority government that exists in the ACT. There are a lot of people in the private members group who have a lot to contribute. So I thank members for their support.
Amendment agreed to.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
MR BERRY (12.14): Mr Speaker, this motion is moved against a background of actions by this Government in relation to health services and asset sales.
Mrs Carnell: To be obstructionist.
MR BERRY: I am glad Mrs Carnell interjected and said, "On the basis of being obstructionist", because I - - -
MR SPEAKER: Order! Move the motion, Mr Berry.
MR BERRY: I move:
That this Assembly requires - That:
(1) the Government withdraw any action aimed at the sale or disposal of the Moore Street Health Building unless otherwise approved of by the Assembly in session;
(2) the health services at the Moore Street Health Building be maintained in both type and extent of service until otherwise approved of by the Assembly in session.