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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1301 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

This Bill was introduced into the Assembly in December of last year. I have to express concern that it has been on the notice paper for five months and has actually been listed on the daily program before members have seen fit to refer it to a standing committee of the Assembly. With the greatest respect, if members had that intention it would have been better to have referred it five months ago, or at some point earlier this year, than to have done so at this late stage. However, Mr Speaker, I accept that members wish to refer it to that committee and in the circumstances the Government will acquiesce to that, but I would ask members to at least put a deadline of some sort on this process so that it is possible to ensure that the matter is dealt with in a timely way. Mr Speaker, I formally move the amendment which has been circulated in my name. It reads:

Paragraph (1), after "report", insert "by the first sitting day in November 1999".

MR HARGREAVES (10.58): Mr Speaker, I rise to advise the Assembly and the Government that this period is acceptable to the Opposition. I have had discussions with the chairman and that will be acceptable.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm


Bruce Stadium

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, can you tell the Assembly how much the Government paid CRI Ltd to undertake the preliminary assessment of the redevelopment of Bruce Stadium and how much was paid, or will be paid, to CRI Project Management Pty Ltd to project manage the redevelopment? Can you confirm that CRI Project Management were involved in the preparation of the ACT bid for Olympic soccer?

MS CARNELL: I will take that on notice, Mr Speaker.

MR STANHOPE: I have a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. Can the Chief Minister confirm to the Assembly that CRI is owned by Deutsche Bank?

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I do not know who owns CRI, but I am happy to take it on notice.

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