Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 2472 ..
MR HIRD (10.46): Mr Speaker, I move:
That the resolution of the Assembly of 1 July 1999 referring betterment and change of use charges to the Standing Committee on Urban Services for inquiry and report be amended by omitting paragraph (3) and substituting the following paragraphs:
"(3) the Committee to report to the Assembly by the last sitting day in 1999;
(4) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee has completed its inquiry, the Committee may send its Report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker who is authorised to give directions for its printing, circulation and publication; and
(5) the foregoing provisions of this resolution have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.".
Mr Speaker, in view of the time that was allocated by the parliament to my committee and the heavy work schedule that my committee has undertaken, such as a number of Territory Plan variations and other inquiries, it is essential that we move the time back to the last sitting day of this year. I urge members to support my committee.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Debate resumed from 11 March 1999, on motion by Mr Corbell:
That the report be noted.
Debate (on motion by Mr Humphries ) adjourned.