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for the job—and his performance over November and January demonstrates that he is not the best person for the job. He has abused the confidentiality of a person who trusted him and he has therefore shown most of the staff that they cannot trust him. People, ex-staff, current staff, are coming to me and saying, “I would be happy to make representations to an inquiry but not this inquiry.” And that is why the Canberra Liberals have withdrawn their support for, their confidence in, this inquiry and that is why we believe that there needs to be an inquiry under the Inquiries Act.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 4

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

Standing and temporary orders—suspension

Motion (by Ms Bresnan) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent the order of Private Members’ business for the remainder of this sitting being as follows:

Order of the day No 2.

Notice No 4.

Order of the day No 1.

Workplace Privacy Bill 2010

Debate resumed from 27 October 2010, on motion by Ms Bresnan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (4.44): Mr Speaker, the government will be supporting this bill and will also be moving a number of important amendments which will support and strengthen the intent of the legislation. The bill, which is modelled on New South Wales workplace surveillance legislation, covers most of the matters that the government wishes to see enacted in the ACT.

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