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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4900 ..

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Horodny's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 4	 		NOES, 11

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

Question so resolved in the negative.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 28 agreed to.

Clause 29

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning) (10.30): I move amendment No. 1 circulated in my name, and I present the supplementary explanatory memorandum. The amendment reads:

Page 8, line 18, paragraph (b), omit "street", substitute "road".

All the Government amendments are very technical and not of any considerable significance. We are substituting here the word "road" for "street". I do not propose to detain the Assembly with a dissertation on the difference between a road and a street.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 30

MR MOORE (10.31): I rise to oppose this measure, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. It seems to me that we are having a situation where an Executive can restrict persons eligible for the grant of a lease in this way. I understand the argument that was put forward by Mr Humphries - that, when you view the tender or ballot and only one person submits, it is a bit silly to have a tender or a ballot. It also seems to me that the flip side of that is that we can have a situation where the Minister or his delegates can effectively set out a circumstance to eliminate would-be tenderers or would-be attendees at auction and narrow it down. I think we should have a more open process. I will be opposing this clause.

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