Page 3280 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.56), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 7 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 3287].

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (5.57): With regard to amendments Nos 1 and 2, the Greens will be supporting these two amendments. We will also be supporting amendment No 3 and Liberal amendment No 5. We will not be supporting amendments Nos 6 and 7.

MR SPEAKER: Members, we need some procedural assistance here. Mr Coe has moved them as a group, and it seems that we may need to vote on them individually or in shorter groups.

Ordered that the amendments be divided.

MR SPEAKER: The question now is that amendment No 1 be agreed to.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (5.58): Mr Speaker, I had proposed earlier to table an amended explanatory statement. I am not sure if I have done that already or if it is appropriate that I do it now.

At 6.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting. The motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put.


Vietnam Veterans Day

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (6.00): Today, along with the Chief Minister, I attended a commemoration for Vietnam Veterans Day, it being 18 August, which commemorates the Australian commitment in the war in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973.

Some 521 Australian lives were lost in that war and approximately 60,000 Australians served. It is certainly a significant commitment and it is an important part of Australia’s history as well. Arising from that conflict over the 10 years were not only those killed in action but also many wounded. Many Vietnam veterans still carry the physical and emotional scars arising from a horrific war.

The ceremony today was made more emotional by the presence there of the family of David Fisher. Private David Fisher, 3 Squadron SASR, was lost, missing in action,

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