Page 1573 - Week 05 - Thursday, 7 April 2005

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MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs) (5.57): The government opposes the amendment. The government believes that one year is ample time for somebody to claim the proceeds of a sale.

Amendment negatived.

Clause 40 agreed to.

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

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.58): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 3 to 5 circulated in my name on the green paper together.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I move amendments Nos 3 to 5 circulated in my name together [see schedule 2 at page 1583]. I do not think we need to have this debate again. These are other provisions because I think it is unreasonable that people should be fined sometimes substantial amounts without the right of anyone proving that they intended to commit a crime. These are crimes and, if they are crimes, they should be punished in the normal way. I commend the amendments to the house.

Amendments negatived.

At 6.00 pm, in accordance with Standing Order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and negatived.

Remainder of bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Stanhope) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Standing Committee on Estimates

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (6.00): Yesterday during its party room deliberations—and I have permission to discuss party room deliberations in this place—the Liberal Party room resolved as follows:

(1) notwithstanding the numerical makeup of any Legislative Assembly, we will always ensure proper scrutiny of any executive business by Assembly committees;

(2) specifically the Liberal Party will not flout the standing orders or disregard parliamentary practice to avoid scrutiny of major business, especially budgets;

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