Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1389 ..
MR STEFANIAK (continuing):
beyond that. Legal opinions are being sought. The Auditor-General is conducting an inquiry in relation to this matter and certain steps will flow from that, including further action and scrutiny by the Assembly. We simply do not need to have all these documents produced while all of that other activity is, properly, going on. Mr Speaker, along with the rest of the Government, I will not be supporting this motion by Mr Stanhope.
Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, I understand that we have to vote on Mr Kaine's amendments before I can move my amendments, so I think that Mr Kaine's amendments should be put or someone should speak to those if they have not done so already.
MR SPEAKER: The situation is that I am going to put the question on Mr Kaine's amendments. Once they are out of the way, I will then move to Mr Humphries' proposed amendments and then move, finally, to the proposed amendments which are in conflict, namely, Mr Humphries' amendment and Mr Berry's amendment relating to the date. That is the procedure which will be followed. However, I understand that the Leader of the Opposition wishes to speak to Mr Kaine's amendments.
MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (4.21): Mr Speaker, I rise very briefly - it has been a long debate - to say that the Labor Party supports Mr Kaine's amendments. We acknowledge that the class of document set out in Mr Kaine's amendments, had we thought of it at the time we were drafting the motion, is what we should have asked for ourselves. Mr Kaine's amendments have our full support. I urge members to support them as well as the substantive motion.
That the amendments (Mr Kaine's ) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 8 NOES, 9 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Kaine Mr Humphries Mr Quinlan Mr Moore Mr Stanhope Mr Osborne Ms Tucker Mr Rugendyke Mr Wood Mr Smyth Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative.
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (4.24): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move together amendments (1) and (2) circulated in my name.