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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3669 ..

Thursday, 25 September 2003

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Appointment of clerk

MR SPEAKER: Members, I wish to formally advise the Assembly that Mr Tom Duncan has been appointed to the position of clerk of this Assembly. On behalf of members, I congratulate Mr Duncan.

Estimates 2003-2004 (No 2)-Select Committee

Report-government response

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, and Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming) (10.33): May I be the first to congratulate you, Mr Duncan. For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Estimates 2003-2004 (No 2)-Select Committee-Inquiry into the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004 (No 2)-Government Response, dated September 2003.

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I table this document early today in anticipation that it will be debated later this day in a cognate debate with the appropriation bill itself. I therefore wished members to have at least some time to digest it, although, like the document it responds to, it is not a lengthy document by Assembly standards. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to a later hour.

Annual Leave Amendment Bill 2003

Ms Gallagher , pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by clerk.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (10.35): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

It should come as no surprise that there have been significant changes in employment patterns over the last decade. There has been an increase in casual and part-time

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