Page 5562 - Week 15 - Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report No 17 contains the committee’s comments on the Civil Partnerships Amendment Bill and one government response. The committee also considered the implications of the fact that it had not considered the government amendments to this bill, which is now proposed for amendment.

The committee discussed the year’s operation of the current standing orders, and it is the committee’s view that the Assembly should revisit the standing orders and look at ways of ensuring the referral of all amendments to all bills to the scrutiny of bills committee. The committee has resolved that I should write to Mr Speaker to ask that the matter be considered by the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Bill 2008

Detail stage

Clause 2.

Debate resumed.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Le Couteur): The question is that Mr Stanhope’s amendment No 1 be agreed to.

Mr Stanhope: On a point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker: I just want to know whether the amendment circulated by Mr Seselja in relation to the commencement date of 1 July will be moved.

Mr Seselja: Yes.

Mr Stanhope: That renders my amendment to some extent superfluous. I would be happy to support Mr Seselja’s amendment, if I have confirmation that—

Mr Seselja: It will be moved.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, do you seek leave to withdraw your amendment?

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): I seek leave to withdraw my amendment.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I withdraw my amendment.

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