Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4132 ..
MR STANHOPE (continuing):
of the Bill. It is to put beyond doubt that the way in which determinations and instruments have been gazetted is in accordance with the Subordinate Laws Act.
There would be significant consequences if it were found that the way that matters have been processed is not appropriate. So, in the short timeframe that we have had on this matter, we have accepted the assurances that we have received that this Bill will put beyond doubt what had been regarded as appropriate practice.
I will conclude by saying that the Labor Party, in agreeing to the Government's request for urgent consideration of the Bill, is not to be taken to be necessarily agreeing with the substance of the matters potentially affected by this Bill or for our agreement to be regarded as a precedent in any way or an endorsement in any way of any action or matter associated with this.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.
Bill agreed to.
MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (4.32): I move:
That unless the Speaker fixes an alternate day or hour of meeting on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members, or the Assembly otherwise orders, the Assembly shall meet as follows for 2000:
February 15 16 17
February/March 29 1 2
7 8 9
28 29 30
May 9 10 11
May 23 24 25
June 27 28 29
August 29 30 31
September 5 6 7
October 10 11 12
17 18 19