Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 281 ..
Title read by Clerk.
MR HUMPHRIES: I move:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
This and the previous Bill are a package which reflects the Government's commitment to taking technology into the courts in a way which reflects the changes and developments in technology in recent years and the future development of that technology. Mr Speaker, the comments that I made on the previous Bill adequately describe the purpose of this legislation as well. I therefore commend the Bill to the house.
Debate (on motion by Mr Stanhope) adjourned.
Alteration to Resolution of Appointment
MR OSBORNE (10.39): I move:
That the resolution of the Assembly of 28 April 1998, as amended on 25 June and 10 December 1998, appointing a Select Committee on the Report of the Review of Governance be amended by omitting paragraph (3) and substituting the following paragraph:
"(3) The Committee report on:
(a) the Report's recommendations, other than those made in relation to the Report of the Electoral Commissioner entitled Review of the Electoral Act 1992 - The 1998 ACT Legislative Assembly Election, by the first sitting day in March 1999; and
(b) the Electoral Commissioner's Report entitled Review of the Electoral Act 1992 - The 1998 ACT Legislative Assembly Election and associated matters in the Report of the Review of Governance by the first sitting day in April 1999.".
The motion will allow the committee to table an initial report on the first sitting day in March in relation to most matters, other than those that have come about because of the Electoral Commissioner's report, which the committee has not had time to conclude its inquiries into. As you would be aware, Mr Speaker, as a member of the committee, I might just forewarn the Assembly that the issue of Aboriginal representation has come up in deliberations within this committee, and my thinking at the moment is that perhaps this committee would be the best place to have a look at that issue. I will speak with the other members - Mr Stanhope and you, Mr Speaker - about perhaps looking at extending the life of this committee to take in that very important issue. So, I hope to meet with