Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (28 April) . . Page.. 104 ..
MR OSBORNE (5.10): Mr Rugendyke and I will be supporting Mr Corbell's amendment. It is a quite sensible one. It was an oversight on our part. The problem has been, Mr Speaker, that over the last couple of weeks the Labor Party has not been prepared to be involved in negotiations at all. Only after a number of hours of complaint about the system have its members finally had some positive input. I am quite willing to concede that what Mr Corbell argued was very sensible. It certainly was not my intention to see self-referral eliminated. We will be more than happy to support the amendment.
Amendment (Mr Corbell's) agreed to.
MR OSBORNE (5.11): Mr Speaker, it appears that the majority of members will be supporting these proposals. I would like to indicate that the new Minister for Health did mislead the Assembly for the first time today on this issue. I asked him for an apology on the issue of public accounts and the scrutiny of Bills. I thought it important that we - - -
Mr Moore: An oversight; thank you.
MR OSBORNE: I am very confident that we will have a very good and effective committee system in place.
Motions (Mr Osborne's), as amended, agreed to.
MR OSBORNE (5.12): I ask for leave of the Assembly to move a motion appointing members to the standing and select committees.
MR OSBORNE: I move the motion circulated today in the chamber in my name, which reads as follows:
(1) The Standing Committee for the Chief Minister's Portfolio be comprised of Mr Quinlan, Ms Tucker and one Member nominated by the Government to be notified in writing to the Speaker.
(2) The Standing Committee on Health and Community Care be comprised of Mr Rugendyke, Mr Wood and one Member nominated by the Government to be notified in writing to the Speaker.