Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 8 May 2008) . . Page.. 1725 ..
controversy necessarily goes for making good electoral law. So I would not support it either and I would ask Dr Foskey to consider all those things with this proposition because, whilst I know her sentiment is well meaning, I do not think the amendment really achieves a great deal and I also do not think it is as applicable in this jurisdiction as it might be elsewhere.
MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra) (11.38): In the famous words of the late Justice McTiernan of the High Court, I concur. For those who do not know, Justice McTiernan usually just concurred, with nothing much more.
I would add one thing that, whilst it has been said before, is worth reinforcing, and that is that Dr Foskey is only highlighting one particular group. I think the list could be exhaustive, if you wanted to do it fully, in terms of who would have to disclose political donations. It could become completely unwieldy. I make that point and agree with what has been said by my two other colleagues who also oppose this particular amendment.
Proposed new clause 72A negatived.
Clauses 73 and 74, by leave, taken together and agreed to.
DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.40): Mr Speaker, I want to let you know that my amendments up until clause 91 are consequential and therefore I will not be moving them.
Clause 75 agreed to.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (11.40): I will be opposing this clause.
Clause 76 negatived.
Clause 77 agreed to.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (11.41): I will be opposing this clause.
Clause 78 negatived.
Clause 79 agreed to.