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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 10 Hansard (18 October) . . Page.. 3152 ..

MR QUINLAN (11.04): Mr Speaker, I think this matter must be debated, and it must be debated now. Mrs Carnell has resigned as Chief Minister, and has effectively resigned as a minister, because of the Bruce Stadium scandal, and we accept that. We accept that as full admittance of culpability. It is my view that she should be given the opportunity to step down with dignity and with grace, but that is largely within her control and within the control of the newly appointed Chief Minister. As I said, I would be happy to fall in with this dignified exit. But this rank abuse of accepted practice is-

MR SPEAKER: Order! The time for debate in relation to the standing and temporary orders being suspended has expired.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Stanhope's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes, 8 Noes, 9

Mr Berry Ms Carnell

Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell

Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird

Mr Kaine Mr Humphries

Mr Quinlan Mr Moore

Mr Stanhope Mr Osborne

Ms Tucker Mr Rugendyke

Mr Wood Mr Smyth

Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the negative.


MR BERRY (11.07): Mr Speaker, I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent private Members' business orders of the day Nos 29 and 30 relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2000 (No 3) and the Dangerous Goods Amendment Bill 2000 being called on forthwith and in seriatim.

Motion (by Mr Moore ) proposed:

That the question be now put.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I need to explain why standing orders should be suspended.

MR SPEAKER: The question is that the question be put.

MR BERRY: It is within your discretion, Mr Speaker, to allow debate-

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