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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 12 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 3471 ..

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 2 Noes 15

Ms Dundas Mr Berry Ms MacDonald

Ms Tucker Mr Corbell Mr Pratt

Mr Cornwell Mr Quinlan

Mrs Cross Mr Smyth

Mrs Dunne Mr Stanhope

Ms Gallagher Mr Stefaniak

Mr Hargreaves Mr Wood

Mr Humphries

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

MS TUCKER (5.28): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 3485]. It is consequential upon my first amendment, which was passed.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 4, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 1 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming and Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections): I seek leave to speak.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I want to respond to a couple of things Ms Dundas said in speaking to her amendment, the perfunctory amendment that must be brought with every piece of legislation that comes to this place. I started this bill. This bill is about accountability and it is about openness, but it is also designed to work practically. From both sides of the house people with experience in public administration advised of the impracticality of the amendment moved.

In closing, Ms Dundas said that Mr Quinlan no longer cares about accountability. I think we ought to raise the standard in the house just a little. I commend the bill to the house.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

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