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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2842 ..



Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate (on motion by Mr Berry ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Proposed new temporary order 118A

MR BERRY (3.22 am): I seek leave to move the motion circulated in my name which members are aware of.

Leave granted.

MR BERRY: I do not need to speak to the motion as I think it explains itself. I move:

That the following temporary order be adopted:

Standing Order 118A

(i) omit "(including a question taken on notice during questions without notice)";

(ii) add "If a Minister takes a question on notice, that answer, or an explanation why there is no answer, must be provided prior to the adjournment of the Assembly on 30 August 2001".

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Moore ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Government housing

MR BERRY (3.22 am): Mr Speaker, I have one issue I want to comment on before we go home, and I am sorry that it is so late. The other day I heard Mr Moore say that when someone sees a government house being damaged or damaged they should call the police. A constituent has written to me in high dudgeon, I think, about a call that this person made to the police because she was being harassed by persons adjacent to her house. She was asked what sort of housing she lived in and she explained that she lived in a Housing Trust house. Regrettably, the policeman informed her that the best thing she could do was move. I just raise that in the context of what Mr Moore said when he suggested that they should ring the police.

I do not know all of the circumstances of the discussion. I merely know what the person has written to me. I just think that that suggests to me that there is a view about what happens around some government housing which, if it is true, is quite unfair. I just need to make sure that this person's comments are on the record because the person was highly distressed about this issue. When somebody is reading this Hansard

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