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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4154 ..

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Suspension of Standing and Temporary Orders

MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (5.49): Mr Speaker, I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No. 1, Assembly business, being called on forthwith.

Mr Berry: How about giving us a case for it? What is the case?

MR HUMPHRIES: We did not get to this order of the day this morning. I am happy to leave the motion not dealt with at all. I will withdraw, if you do not want me to do it. I understand that members opposite want to have this motion dealt with, and we simply want to deal with it. I understand that people are ready to deal with it now, so I am suggesting that we deal with it in the short time before we go to dinner.

MR BERRY (5.50): This is the first I have heard of this and - - -

MR SPEAKER: The first you have heard of it? It was postponed this morning, Mr Berry.

MR BERRY: Spare me the editorial, Mr Speaker, but it was not raised with me that we were about to suspend standing orders. That is the point I am making.

Mr Humphries: It was not raised with me until a couple of minutes ago either.

Ms Carnell: It is just something we can fit in in the 10 minutes before dinner.

MR BERRY: You might have let us know what was going on. I place on record our concern about the attitude of this manager of government business.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.


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Debate resumed from 25 November 1999.

MR OSBORNE: I ask for leave to speak without closing the debate.

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