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Mr Stanhope: If you want to move the adjournment, Bill, maybe even to a later hour this day.

Mrs Dunne: Will that be enough time?

MR STEFANIAK: It may not be enough time. It is just that I appreciate, Chief Minister, that there are other very important aspects of this bill. If you want to support an adjournment, that is fine by me. If an adjournment is not practical, Dr Foskey might like to do a bit more work on this matter. She could bring back a substantive bill.

Mr Stanhope: Yes. That is what I was going to suggest initially. But move it to later this day.

MR SPEAKER: Order! This is debate rather than a conversation. If somebody wants to move that the debate be adjourned, a member who has not spoken already should leap to his or her feet and then we can adjourn it.

MR STEFANIAK: I am happy to move for an adjournment until a later hour this day.

MR SPEAKER: You will need leave.

MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave, Mr Speaker, to adjourn the debate on this matter to a later hour this day, noting that it is very important to pass the rest of this bill.

Leave granted.

Motion (by Mr Stefaniak) agreed to:

That the debate be adjourned to a later hour.

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Bill 2004

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.08): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name, which amends clause 57 [see schedule 2 at page 927].

I thank members for their indulgence. Again, I apologise for the late hour at which this was done. I also commend parliamentary counsel for their excellent assistance in this regard today. In the break between bills we have had an opportunity to caucus on this amendment. I think that there is general agreement that the amendment that I have moved does add something to the property rights of people in the ACT.

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