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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 3147 ..

MR BERRY: I move:

Paragraph (2)(a), after "one", insert "backbench".

Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, this is a straightforward amendment, which requires that the government nominee be a backbench member. I need say no more to that, because there has been much said about it already.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Berry's) be agreed to.

A call of the Assembly having concluded -

Mr Berry: Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, a mistake has been made here.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: The member concerned has not indicated that there was any mistake.

Mr Berry: The member should indicate.

Mr Rugendyke: I think my vote ought to have been yes in that case.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: You did not hear the call; is that what you are saying, Mr Rugendyke?

Mr Rugendyke: I think I said no instead of yes, which was a mistake.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Under standing order 165, in the case of confusion or error, the Assembly can proceed to another vote.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7	 	NOES, 6

Mr Berry	Ms Carnell
Mr Kaine	Mr Hird
Mr Quinlan	Mr Humphries
Mr Rugendyke	Mr Moore
Mr Stanhope	Mr Osborne
Ms Tucker	Mr Smyth
Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Berry: Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I wish to inform the Assembly that Mr Corbell and Mr Hargreaves are paired with Mr Cornwell and Mr Stefaniak.

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