Page 3654 - Week 10 - Tuesday, 26 August 2008

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I have moved that debate on the detail stage be adjourned to a later hour this day. There has been a re-ordering of business which I assumed had gone through the whips, but I have been advised that that is not the case. I ask the Assembly to adjourn the detail stage of this bill so that we can get back to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs report No 8, which I was meant to present. Apparently there has been no agreement between the whips to change the business. That is the report that I now wish to present. We can come back to the detail stage on this bill at a later hour this day. I foreshadow that I will not be proceeding with my amendments to amendments 1.84 and 1.97.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.33): The government will not be agreeing to an adjournment at this stage. We believe that it is now appropriate to move to the detail stage and to complete that as soon as possible by debating the various amendments. In relation to the matter Mr Stefaniak raises, the government would be very happy to have the committee present its report following this item, but, given the current stage we are at in this debate, the government would prefer to proceed with the detail stage at this time.

MR SPEAKER: I have had advice that this question cannot be debated.

Question put:

That debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 10

Mrs Burke

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Pratt

Mr Corbell

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Smyth

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Clauses 1 to 3 agreed to.

Schedule 1.

Amendments 1.1 to 1.56, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Amendment 1.57.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.38): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 3723] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendment.

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