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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1431 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

year. I would have thought that it would have made sense to begin that consultation before today, not after today, so Mr Hargreaves need not worry about that. I am also advised in respect of his comments about people being injured by plastic line marking that the line marking practices in the ACT conform to Australian standards. He can make those sorts of hysterical claims if he wants to, but the reality is that we comply with the best Australian standards at this time.

This bill is an appropriate way of being able to deal with the territory's needs. We have put those on the table in an up-front and open fashion. It is a mark of this government that we are prepared to put appropriations on the table in this way. I wonder whether we will have second appropriations under a Labor government; in other words, whether we will have the opportunity to debate them in this place. Clearly, members opposite do not like the idea of second appropriations, so we have to assume that under a Labor government we will not see these sorts of debates facilitated in the Assembly; but while we are in power, we will make sure that the community has the chance to comment on these things in the appropriate way.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer) (12.29): I seek leave to move together the four amendments circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I move the four amendments circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 1507]. I present a supplementary budget paper and a supplementary explanatory memorandum. Members will recall that when we passed Appropriation Bill 2000-01 (No 3) earlier this year, dealing with some urgent matters, we said that we would come back to this bill and excise from this bill the matters that related to Appropriation Bill (No 3). The amendments will achieve that.

Mr Moore: We also added the boarding house item which was examined by the Estimates Committee.

MR HUMPHRIES: That is right.

Amendments agreed to.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

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