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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 3150 ..


Unless otherwise expressly provided, a ballot shall be taken in the following manner: Each Member present shall give to the Clerk a list of the names of such Members as the Member thinks fit and proper to be chosen at such ballot; and if any list contains a larger or lesser number of names than are to be chosen it shall be void and rejected.

MR KAINE (7.38): Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I had always understood from the outset that Ms Tucker wished to be on this committee, and I had indicated to her that, if my nomination had the result of excluding her from being a member, I would withdraw from nomination, and I seek leave to do so now.

Leave granted.

Motion (by Mr Humphries) agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on the Territory's Superannuation Commitments.

Proposed Membership

MR OSBORNE (7.39): I seek leave to withdraw my nomination from that committee as well.

Mr Berry: You will have to resign from the committee. I am not giving you leave.

MR OSBORNE: I will look forward to the report when it comes out.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I am taking advice, Mr Osborne. You have just been appointed to the committee and, technically, you will now have to move that you be discharged.

MR OSBORNE: I will do that, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. I move:

That Mr Osborne be discharged from the Select Committee on the Territory's Superannuation Commitments.

The thing that has annoyed me most about this is that this committee was set up to try to influence the members of the crossbench who were having trouble with the issue of ACTEW. That is why I nominated Mr Kaine, that is why I went on it and that is why we put this whole process up. If the Labor Party and Ms Tucker want to unravel the whole thing, fine. I will withdraw from it, someone else can go on the committee, and I will sit back and wait for the report to be tabled, and then make my decision on the superannuation options.

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