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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (13 December) . . Page.. 220 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

Urban Services presently is a department which includes the Dangerous Goods Unit, as I understand it.

Mr Wood: That is in Simon's.

MR HUMPHRIES: It is in Simon's-not in Urban Services?

Mr Wood: No. It went over with WorkCover and those sorts of things.

MR HUMPHRIES: To which department?

Mr Corbell: Chief Minister's.

MR SPEAKER: Just chat amongst yourselves; it's okay.

MR HUMPHRIES: I was led to believe that it was Urban Services. It is with Chief Minister's, so I support the motion.

MRS CROSS (12.19): Mr Speaker, I would like to close this debate by thanking Ms Tucker and Mr Corbell for their support of this motion. As I stated in my opening remarks, this has been a very emotive issue in the ACT community. I am hoping that the approach that is taken is an equitable one and that the community as a whole is not punished because of the wrongdoings of a few.

I repeat that I would like to see a balance between people's freedoms and community safety, and I urge us to be careful. We need to be very wary of hasty government action which can often be heavy handed and riddled with unforeseen circumstances.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting pattern


(Minister for Urban Services and Minister for the Arts) (12.20): I move:

That, unless the Speaker fixes an alternate day or hour of meeting on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members, or the Assembly otherwise orders, the Assembly shall meet as follows for 2002:

February 19 20 21

March 5 6 7

April 9 10 11

May 7 8 9

14 15 16

June 4 5 6

25 26 27

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