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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 2067 ..

MR QUINLAN: Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I was the only speaker from this side of the house on the Bill. The Chief Minister referred to "they" and referred to what I had said, so I would have to say that it is reasonable to make the assumption that she was actually referring to me.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I would suggest that you look at another part of the standing orders rather than standing order 46.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.



MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): I present for the information of members the final certified papers requested in relation to the funding of the Bruce Stadium redevelopment.


Debate resumed from 6 May 1999, on motion by Mr Moore:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (5.17): The Opposition is happy to support this piece of legislation. The Bill amends the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1965. The Act established the Veterinary Surgeons Board. I understand that each of the five members of the board, including the chairperson, must be a registered veterinary surgeon and the chairperson must be a public servant. This is an old provision, dating from the time Commonwealth public servants were available to fill the position. We have been assured by the Government that they have been unable to fill the position and it has been vacant since September 1998. It is on that basis that we are pleased to support the legislation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

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