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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (30 January) . . Page.. 1 ..

Thursday, 30 January 2003

The Assembly met at 10.30 am, in accordance with the notice fixed by the Speaker (Mr Berry) on request in writing from an absolute majority of members, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 12 December 2002.

MR SPEAKER took the chair, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Distinguished visitors

MR SPEAKER: Members, I acknowledge the presence in the gallery of Senator Lundy and Annette Ellis MP and welcome them to our Assembly.

Resignation of member

MR SPEAKER: Members, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 27 March 1992, which authorises me to receive written notice of the resignation of a member, I wish to inform the Assembly that I have received a written notice of resignation from Mr Humphries, dated 24 January 2003. Pursuant to subsection 13 (3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act, I present the following papers:

Resignation of Member -

Letter of resignation in accordance with subsection 13 (3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (C'wealth).

Copy of a letter from the Speaker to the Electoral Commissioner, ACT Electoral Commission, dated 24 January 2003.


Alteration to reporting date

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Arts and Heritage and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.32): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion to alter the reporting date of the standing committees' inquiries into annual and financial reports for 2001-02.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 26 September 2002 concerning the reports of the Standing Committees into the Annual and Financial Reports for 2001-2002 be amended by omitting "by the first sitting day in 2003"and substituting "by 18 February 2003".

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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