Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 1 Hansard (29 April) . . Page.. 191 ..
MR BERRY (5.32): Mr Speaker, I move:
That unless otherwise ordered:
(1) standing order 27 be omitted and the following standing order be adopted:
ÃDays and hours of meeting
27. Unless otherwise ordered, the Assembly shall meet for the despatch of business on each Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. and each Wednesday and Thursday at 10.30 a.m.".
(2) standing order 34 be omitted and the following standing order be adopted:
ÃAdjournment of Assembly
34. At 9.30 p.m. on each sitting Tuesday and at 5.00 p.m. on each other sitting day, the Speaker shall propose the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - which question shall be open to debate. No amendment may be moved to this question:
(a) if a vote is in progress at the time for interruption, that vote, and any vote consequent upon that vote, shall be completed and the result announced;
(b) if, on the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - being proposed, a Minister requires the question to be put forthwith without debate, the Speaker shall forthwith put the question;
(c) a motion for the adjournment of the Assembly may be moved by a Minister at an earlier hour;
(d) any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of the adjournment shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting; and
(e) if the question - That the Assembly do now adjourn - is negatived, the Assembly shall resume the proceedings at the point at which they had been interrupted: