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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 413 ..

MR OSBORNE: I seek leave to speak.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: I thank members. I was not going to speak in the debate, but I am feeling overly sensitive to some of the comments made by certain people about my not speaking sometimes. Sometimes I just listen to the debate.

Ms Tucker: Don't take it seriously.

MR OSBORNE: I was hurt.

MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! Mr Osborne, you will address your remarks to the chair.

MR OSBORNE: I will be supporting Ms Tucker on this issue. I have listened to the debate, and I have obviously been dragged kicking and screaming once again into a planning matter in the Assembly. I think the bill is quite reasonable. When things like this come up, I am very careful not to be too extremist, but I think that on balance it is a fair argument that Ms Tucker puts up and one that I think is worthy of support.

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted-

		Ayes 8				Noes 9

	Mr Berry	Mr Stanhope	Mrs Burke	Mr Moore
	Mr Corbell	Ms Tucker	Mr Cornwell	Mr Rugendyke
	Mr Hargreaves	Mr Wood		Mr Hird		Mr Smyth
	Mr Osborne			Mr Humphries	Mr Stefaniak
	Mr Quinlan			Mr Kaine
Question so resolved in the negative.

Workers compensation premium

MR OSBORNE (4.24): Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to move the motion circulated in my name relating to the workers compensation levy payable by group training companies.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: I thank members. I move:

That the Government set a maximum rate of 15 percent as the workers' compensation premium payable by Group Training Companies.

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