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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3690 ..

Question put:

That Ms Tucker's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

 	Ayes, 9  			Noes, 6

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

Ms Tucker: I would like to raise a point of order. In the previous debate the Speaker called me a jezebel. It has offended a lot of people in this building, and I ask that he withdraw it. I think it is particularly interesting in light of the fact that we nearly had a whole censure motion in this place on an alleged statement, and jezebel is not a particularly complimentary term if you look at the definition of it: shameless; profligate; puts bright colour on face. I think it is very inappropriate for the Speaker of this Assembly to be stepping out of the dignity of his position in that way, and I ask him to withdraw it.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Cornwell, would you like to respond?

Mr Cornwell: I am happy to withdraw.

Ms Tucker: Thank you.


Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 22 August 2001, on motion by Mr Rugendyke:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (9.16): I am pleased to see that Mr Rugendyke has maintained support for vehicle seizure provisions as they apply to burnout offences. The government has also continued to support such provisions over a series of Assembly debates.

The vehicle seizure issue was considered as part of the 1999 inquiry by the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services into racing and burnout legislation proposed by Mr Rugendyke. The committee's recommendations and the government's response to the committee's report both supported Mr Rugendyke's legislation, with some minor

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