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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2097 ..

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, if I could be allowed to continue, that is an exact parallel of what has happened in the case of the Magistrates Court here.

Mr Corbell: No, it is not.

MR HUMPHRIES: Yes, it is. Mr Speaker, I can only repeat the point. The Assembly did not find intent on the part of the Chief Minister. The Assembly found that the Chief Minister had broken the law and did not find intent. Now, that is precisely what has occurred in the case of the Magistrates Court. Nobody intended to break the law at the Magistrates Court, but the law, nonetheless, was broken. In those circumstances there is a precise parallel between what has happened here and what happened in respect of Bruce Stadium, and I ask members to draw their own conclusions on what should occur in both cases.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (11.08): Mr Speaker, I move:

Clause 6, page 3, line 1, proposed new paragraph 259 (2) (a), after "section", insert "206".

The amendment is a typographical correction. There is obviously a section number missing from proposed paragraph 259 (2) (a) and this inserts that number. I also present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. Returning to your earlier point of order, may I refer you to page - - -

MR SPEAKER: No, you cannot. I am not going to indulge in some sort of argument about nomenclature.

Mr Berry: This quite plainly satisfies your ruling, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: It may, and I suppose I could find half a dozen other dictionaries that may not, but it is not relevant. You may take it up on the adjournment.

Mr Berry: Thank you. That is even better.

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