Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1238 ..
MR WOOD (continuing):
The quarterly reports, with the exception of Urban Services and Justice and Community Safety, were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.
Mr Wood presented the following papers:
Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-
Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act-Reference for investigation under section 15 and specified requirements in relation to investigation under section 16-Disallowable Instrument DI 2002 - 11 (LR, 28 March 2002).
Justices of the Peace Act-Appointment of Justices of the Peace-Disallowable Instrument 2002 DI No 25 (LR, 25 March 2002).
Land Titles Act and Second-hand Dealers Act-Supplementary Determination of Fees 2002-Disallowable Instrument 2002 DI 32 (LR, 18 April 2002).
Legal Aid Act-Appointment of part-time Commissioner of the Legal Aid Commission (A.C.T.) 2002-Disallowable Instrument 2002 DI 30 (LR, 18 April 2002).
Protection Orders Act-Protection Orders Regulations 2002-Subordinate Law 2002 No 6 (LR, 26 March 2002).
Remand Centres Act-Instrument of appointment of Official Visitor 2002-Disallowable Instrument DI 2002-31 (LR, 18 April 2002).
Residential Tenancies Act-Appointment of a member of the Residential Tenancies Tribunal-Disallowable Instrument No 26 of 2002 (LR, 2 April 2002).
Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act-Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Regulations 2002-Subordinate Law 2002 No 7 (LR, 15 April 2002).
Second-hand Dealers Act-Second-hand Dealers Regulations 2002-Subordinate Law 2002 No 8 (LR, 16 April 2002).
Discussion of matter of public importance
MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Mr Hargreaves and Mr Humphries proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Mr Humphries be submitted to the Assembly, namely:
The robust state of the Territory Budget.
MR HUMPHRIES (Leader of the Opposition) (3.46): Mr Speaker, the matter of public importance which I put on the table today is the state of the territory's finances, the state of the territory's budget. A debate about the present position of the ACT's finances is, I think, long overdue.
Mr Quinlan and I have disagreed in this place, and outside it-most recently on the radio this morning-about the state of the territory's budget. It is true to say that Mr Quinlan has a view about that matter and I also have a definite view. However, the debate will go on, no doubt, until the end of this financial year when an assessment is made on what the outcome is for the financial year. At that point in time, I think the debate will largely