Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (9 April) . . Page.. 861 ..
MR HUMPHRIES: Indeed, the first home owners grant. No-one is to blame because the first home owners grant needs to be supplemented-except those irresponsible potential householders who want to get a first home owners grant. So it is silly to allocate blame in those circumstances.
I am just saying it is a short-term and, with respect, lazy argument, and I think it is unwise to move it. However, if you want to push it, that is your prerogative. It certainly makes my line easy in future years, as you bring forward subsequent appropriations. The government has got it wrong; the government has mismanaged its budgeting process; the government cannot do its sums right- it has to come back and ask for more money from the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Legal Affairs-Standing Committee
Scrutiny report No 7
MR STEFANIAK: Mr Deputy Speaker, I present the following report:
Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No 7, dated 2 March 2002, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
This report was circulated to members through the Speaker outside the normal sitting pattern. I seek leave to make a brief statement in relation to that.
MR STEFANIAK: Report No 7 contains the committee's comments on five bills and two pieces of subordinate legislation. As I indicated, it has been provided to members out of session.
Community Services and Social Equity-Standing Committee
Report No 1
MR HARGREAVES (5.23): Mr Deputy Speaker, I present the following report:
Community Services and Social Equity-Standing Committee-Report No 1-Priorities for Service Delivery in Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002-2003 ACT Budget, dated 27 March 2002, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to move a motion authorising publication of the report.
MR HARGREAVES: I move:
That the report be authorised for publication.