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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 1001 ..

Clause 7

Amendment (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:

Page 3, line 5, proposed new subsection 349ZZH(1), omit the subsection, substitute the following subsection:

"(1) A knife that has been seized under section 349DB shall be forfeited to the Territory where the person from whom the knife was seized -

(a) was convicted of an offence under section 495 in respect of that knife; or

(b) was charged with an offence under section 495 in respect of that knife that was dealt with under section 556A.".

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole, and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Suspension of Standing Orders

Motion (by Ms Tucker) proposed:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the Gaming Machine (Amendment) Bill (No. 2) 1998 (introduced earlier this day) as a private members business order of the day and further consideration of that order of the day being called on forthwith.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care) (12.26 am): Mr Speaker, I am appalled; I am shocked; I am disgusted that Ms Tucker, of all people, should move for the suspension of standing orders in this way. We have had this piece of legislation since this morning, although it was foreshadowed when the committee reported yesterday. Ms Tucker has, time and again, since she was first elected to this Assembly - and I am talking about the previous Assembly, so I should say "since she was elected as a member of parliament" - has come to us and said, "No; you cannot rush something through. What about the community consultation? What about giving an opportunity for comment?". But when she has an issue that she thinks is important because it might bring about some change in the interim, what happens then? All those ideas go out the window.

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