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committee system is in a very bad way. I have expressed concerns about the committee system before now—the inability for us to receive the documents that we call for and other concerns.
This is an interesting first day of the last two weeks of sitting. It is worrying. I am inclined to trust that this legislation is not of any worry at all, but we know that the people who voted for the Legislative Assembly have lost trust in the government on a number of matters. Therefore, I do not see why we in this Assembly should be so naive as to just assume, because we are told in the minister’s speech, that those amendments are all benign.
I am glad that we now have a moment to have a good look at them, but of course we will be doing that in the context of all the other rushed-through business that we will be doing as well.
Question resolved in the affirmative.