Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 4 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 955 ..
MR CORBELL (continuing):
Why did it take a member of the Assembly to ask the Minister what was going on before the organisations found out what the deal was with funding? Why did it come to that, Mr Speaker? We do not accept that story, and I think most people in this place do not do so either.
Ultimately, the provision of youth services in the Territory comes down to a matter of cooperation and certainty for the organisations that provide those services. Civic and Woden were entitled to three years' funding. They were offered three years' funding. They need three years' funding and they deserve three years' funding. That is what this motion is about this evening. I urge the Assembly to support it.
That the motion (Mr Corbell's) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 8 NOES, 9 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Quinlan Mr Humphries Mr Rugendyke Mr Kaine Mr Stanhope Mr Moore Ms Tucker Mr Osborne Mr Wood Mr Smyth Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Debate resumed from 20 May 1998, on motion by Mr Corbell:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (9.20): Mr Speaker, the Government does not support this Bill - and I am sure no-one will be too surprised about that - nor does the Government support the proposed amendments to the standing orders. These proposals really are an affront, as Mr Corbell plainly wants the Labor Party to make the decisions on what are the responsibilities of the Government and the Assembly as a whole. Mr Corbell has stated that currently there is no formal role for the Assembly to be informed of, let alone to approve, any privatisation of a Territory-owned corporation. This is simply not the case; Mr Corbell is wrong. If the Government sought