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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3178 ..


Debate resumed from 26 November 1998, on motion by Ms Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: Is it the wish of the Assembly to debate this order of the day concurrently with a notice on the notice paper in Ms Carnell's name relating to the disposal of ACTEW Corporation?

Leave not granted.

MR SPEAKER: As leave is not granted for a cognate debate, I would remind members that they may address only order of the day No. 1.

Motion (by Mr Stanhope) proposed:

That the debate be adjourned until the first sitting day after the presentation to the Assembly of the report of the Select Committee on the Territory's Superannuation Commitments.

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order. That is not the usual adjournment motion. Is it possible for members to debate - - -

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, that is not a point of order; it is debating the issue and this motion is not debatable.

Mr Humphries: No, I am asking a question, if you do not mind, Mr Berry. Just sit down. Mr Speaker - - -

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Berry! Sit down.

Mr Berry: Is it out of order or not?

Mr Humphries: Let us find out, shall we? Let me put the point of order. Usually, Mr Speaker, an adjournment motion cannot be debated. This is not the usual adjournment motion. Will you allow debate on this motion?

Mr Berry: No.

MR SPEAKER: I will make that decision, thank you.

Mr Berry: I am just foreshadowing what I think you will say.

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