Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 3320 ..
MR SMYTH (continuing):
I will go back through the dates to make the point. Data for January 2002 was available to the library on 18 February, data for February 2002 on 19 March and data for March 2002 on 23 April. So it is possible to have it ready for people to see.
I ask members of the Assembly to reject Mr Corbell's amendment, and I would ask Ms Tucker to reconsider the date in her amendment, changing it from the 21st to a later date, should she wish to. However, it has to be within 28 days of the end of the previous month.
That Mr Corbell's amendment be agreed to.
The Assembly voted-
Ayes 7 Noes 8 Mr Berry Ms MacDonald Mrs Burke Mrs Dunne Mr Corbell Mr Quinlan Mr Cornwell Mr Smyth Ms Gallagher Mr Wood Mrs Cross Mr Stefaniak Mr Hargreaves Ms Dundas Ms Tucker
MS TUCKER (6.38): I seek leave to move the following amendments to Mr Smyth's motion together.
MS TUCKER: I move the following amendments:
(1) paragraph (1), omit the words 'on the 21st of each month, and table the next sitting day', and insert in their place:
"and table in the Assembly as soon as practicable after they are prepared
(2) paragraph (1), insert after the word 'the' and before the words 'waiting list figures':
"'Information Bulletins - Patient Activity Data' and the"
(3) paragraph (3), omit the words 'on the 21st of each month', and insert in their place:
"as soon as practicable after they are produced".
MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition) (6.39): We can certainly accept the amendments. I would prefer that there was a set date. If the amendment gets up, we will monitor what happens. If we find they take an extraordinarily long amount of time to get this information to members and/or to table it, we will be back to put a specific date in another motion.