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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4859 ..

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted -

	AYES, 11		NOES, 3

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

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

MR MOORE (5.41): Mr Speaker, pursuant to standing order 174, I move:

That the Land (Planning and Environment) (Amendment) Bill (No. 4) 1996 be referred to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment.

The reason I move the motion comes from Mr Humphries's own mouth. That is apart from the fact that moving it also allows me to finish my in-principle speech. Mr Humphries referred back to when the original Land (Planning and Environment) Bill was going through the First Legislative Assembly. He drew attention to the fact that 171 amendments were moved, of which I gather 60 or so were carried. Surely we can learn a lesson from that. A range of amendments to the legislation before us have been put up in good faith. That good faith has been clearly indicated by the fact that I made my amendments available to members more or less as soon as I got them. I think the situation with the Greens was very similar. I also made my drafting instructions available - a very unusual thing for me to do.

Ms McRae: I did not see them. Do not mislead.

MR MOORE: Ms McRae says that she did not see them. I find that very surprising. I certainly made them readily available. I said that they would be available. I apologise to her for not making - - -

Mr Whitecross: Do not tell me you were suppressing your amendments.

MR MOORE: I thought I actually said to you that I would make them available to you.

MR SPEAKER: Relevance, Mr Moore.

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