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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 12 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 3416 ..

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Humphries! If leave is granted, then I trust we will have a further request for leave to discuss whatever is going to be put before the place. I trust also that the Assembly will be kind to those people who might seek leave to further discuss these matters-and may even be so kind as to let Mrs Dunne close the debate again, if she so wishes.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I move the following amendment to delete 19 November as the reporting date and replace it with 14 November 2002:

Omit "19 November 2002", substitute "14 November 2002".

I would like to add that 19 November was not even discussed with either of the other members of the committee.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher, while you are speaking to the motion, would you care to circulate something relating to that effect?

MS GALLAGHER: Yes, I will. That is all I wanted to say.

MS DUNDAS: I will be supporting Ms Gallagher's amendment.

MR SPEAKER: You are going to have to seek leave as well.

MS DUNDAS: I seek leave to speak to Ms Gallagher's amendment.

Leave granted.

MS DUNDAS: Mr Speaker, I will be supporting the move for 14 November as the reporting date for this report. The minister has made some claims about the timeframe required for this report. There were lots of hold-ups in the writing of this report. A number of those related to delays in information coming from the government about this legislation, consequential amendments and information relating to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. That has made the entire process more drawn out than it should have been.

This short extension of time would allow the report to be fully considered and fully documented. It would allow this Assembly to have more information for the debate on what is a complete rewrite of the planning and land legislation in the ACT.

MRS DUNNE: I seek leave to speak to the amendment.

MR SPEAKER: Rather than go through the process each time, I take it that leave has been granted for a repeat performance. I take it you are speaking to the amendment.

MRS DUNNE: I am speaking to the amendment, thank you, Mr Speaker. I reluctantly support the amendment. The proposal for the current wording-which was discussed on a number of occasions-was basically to provide for the case that, if we do not manage to report by Thursday, we do not have to come in here and do it again. We had a clear

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