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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 4237 ..

MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

So, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like again to thank you personally for your support for the introduction of Labor Party policy; it is a brilliant thing that you have done. You will indeed go down in history for being a mascot of the Australian Labor Party and we are really pleased to have you on board.

I would also like again to say that I do not believe this side of the house will support an adjournment so that people can think about it, and I would urge those opposite to follow our lead. This is a piece of housekeeping and we should either do it or not do it. It does not take a lot of thinking to work it out.

Question put:

That the report be adopted.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 14

Noes 3


Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Cross

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Ms Dundas

Mr Corbell

Mr Quinlan

Ms Tucker

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stanhope

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 39

MR STEFANIAK: I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No 39, dated 13 November 2003, together with a copy of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: Scrutiny report No 39 contains the committee's comments on four bills, 14 pieces of subordinate legislation and six government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Heritage and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.12): I move

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