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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 15 November 2007) . . Page.. 3417 ..

Thursday, 15 November 2007

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

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

Mrs Burke: Mr Speaker, I would like to point out that yesterday, in a speech—

MR SPEAKER: You will need leave, Mrs Burke.

Mrs Burke: I seek leave to make a personal statement. Yesterday, in a speech I gave to—

MR SPEAKER: Is it under standing order 46?

Mrs Burke: That is quite correct. In a speech on 14 November, I said that Mr Mulcahy had alluded to the fact that we have a part-time health minister. In fact, what Mr Mulcahy had said was that—

MR SPEAKER: Order! That is not a personal explanation; that is a discussion about what Mr Mulcahy said.

Mrs Burke: I seek leave to make a statement, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 46, for me to grant leave, it has to be a personal matter. If you wish to make a broader statement, you will need the leave of the Assembly. Do you want to seek leave?

Mrs Burke: Yes, please.

MR SPEAKER: Is leave granted?

Leave not granted.

Victims of Crime Amendment Bill 2007

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.32): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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