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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 156 ..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

on it, but I am very disappointed to hear the load of nonsense that has just flowed from the other side of the house, when we all know what went on. So, can we at least just bury the incident and move away from this pretence of what really happened?

MR SPEAKER: I would just like to respond to two matters Mr Moore raised; first of all, the out-of-session reports. This matter has been canvassed in the past. It is a matter that is under consideration. It, I suppose, depends on the timing of the report, Mr Moore, and the importance of it; but I am certainly looking very closely at authorising reports other than when the Assembly is sitting. I share your concern.

On the matter of standing order 236, I did state that I would like to remind members of the need to ensure that the rules and standing orders of the Assembly are adhered to and that fair and proper processes are followed and confidentiality is maintained, if the Assembly's committees are to operate successfully. I think I have made the point in relation to standing order 236.

Mr Humphries: So, it did happen, but we could not do anything about it; is that what we are saying?

MR SPEAKER: There is no precedent. I have ruled in terms of privilege.


MR SPEAKER: For the information of members, I present, pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television networks in relation to the public hearing on men's health services of the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care on 9 and 10 February 1999, vision only.


MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, the Legislative Assembly's performance report for the December quarter 1998-99.

Paper and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Government's autumn 1999 legislation program and ask for leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

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