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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3443 ..

Alteration to Reporting Date

MR KAINE (11.38): Mr Speaker, I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 20 May 1998, as amended on 23 June 1998, appointing a Select Committee on Gambling be amended by omitting from paragraph (1)(aa) "the first sitting day of 1999" and substituting "16 February 1999".

Mr Speaker, the motion is pretty straightforward. The original terms of reference of the Select Committee on Gambling required the committee to report on the first sitting day of 1999. Under the agreed sitting arrangements for 1999, that was to be 16 February. As of the agreement that we made only this week, the first sitting day is now 2 February. I think that it puts an unfair load, an unfair burden, on the secretary of this committee, who already has a considerable workload, not only in connection with this committee but also in connection with other committees, to expect her to produce a report two weeks before the date on which it was originally due. I think it is only reasonable that we allow the committee to meet its original reporting date, which is, in fact, 16 February.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MR OSBORNE (11.39): In accordance with standing order 152, I move:

That order of the day No. 1, Assembly business, relating to the discharge of a Member for the Select Committee on the Territory's Superannuation Commitments be discharged from the Notice Paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report No. 1 - Children's Services (Amendment) Bill 1998

MR OSBORNE (11.39): I present Report No. 1 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, entitled "Report on the Inquiry into the Children's Services (Amendment) Bill 1998", including a dissenting report, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings, and I move:

That the report be noted.

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