Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 979 ..
MR MOORE (continuing):
It seems to me, Mr Speaker, that it would be a very difficult proposal, even if passed, for the government to accept, and that raises a range of other issues. But in the end the government has said again and again that when we have a motion in the Assembly we will take it seriously, as we always do, but in the end, if we are to be directed, then it has to be done by legislation.
Mr Speaker, it is not in the public interest for this amendment to be passed by this Assembly. It is in Mr Berry's interest and it may be in the interest of a handful of union members, and that is probably the same thing. But, as well, it is not in the general interest of workers. Mr Speaker, I urge members to simply reject this amendment.
Members ought to take into account another matter. Mr Berry, as I understand it, took this matter to the Administration and Procedure Committee. The matter was not important enough for committee to list it for debate during consideration of private members business tomorrow. (Extension of time granted.)
We have now spent a significant amount of time debating this matter during consideration of executive members business. We were given very little notice of Mr Berry's amendment and we are still trying to understand the full ramifications of it. That is why Mr Hird attempted to adjourn debate on the amendment. I believe that debate ought to have been adjourned to allow better and appropriate consideration of the amendment.
That Mr Berry 's amendment be agreed to.
The Assembly voted-
Ayes, 9 Noes, 6 Mr Berry Mr Rugendyke Mrs Burke Mr Stefaniak Mr Hargreaves Mr Stanhope Mr Cornwell Mr Kaine Ms Tucker Mr Humphries Mr Osborne Mr Wood Mr Moore Mr Quinlan Mr SmythQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
Discharge of orders of the dayMotion (by Mr Moore , by leave) agreed to:
That the following orders of the day be discharged from the notice paper:
No 19, relating to the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services' Report No 42 on Draft Variation No 113 to the Territory Plan-Kingston Foreshore;