Page 1425 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 28 March 2012

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in the original locations and are being occupied by the original occupants. The studios are, however, fully transportable and can be moved to another site if required, including a Housing ACT property.

University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology

DR BOURKE: On 27 March I was asked by Mrs Dunne a question in relation to UC and CIT. The question was about whether officials have met with Professor Bradley to discuss the variation to the original proposals. The answer to the member’s question is as follows: no.

Planning and Development (Public Notification) Amendment Bill 2012

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Earlier today Ms Le Couteur presented the Planning and Development (Public Notification) Amendment Bill 2012. Standing order 169 requires that the long title of a bill must agree with the notice of intention to present it and standing order 170 requires all bills not prepared in accordance with the standing orders to be removed from the notice paper.

It has been drawn to my attention that Ms Le Couteur’s bill does not comply with the requirements of standing order 169. The difference is minor—the omission of the word “and” from the long title—and could be considered clerical in nature. Rather than order the removal of the bill from the notice paper, if the Assembly is willing to grant leave for the bill to remain on the notice paper, I will allow that to occur.

Leave granted.

Official Visitor Bill 2012

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Also this morning Ms Bresnan presented the Official Visitor Bill 2012. The long title of this bill too did not match its notice of presentation. However, in this case the difference is more substantive and I accordingly rule that this bill does not comply with standing order 169. Therefore, unless the Assembly feels otherwise, I will order its withdrawal from the notice paper.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development): This matter has not been previously drawn to my attention. I think the government would like to take the matter under advisement and seek some further advice on the issue before reaching a position on it. Can I suggest that the Assembly hold this matter over until a later hour this day to allow those particular circumstances to be looked into?

MR SPEAKER: Certainly, Mr Corbell, if the Assembly is agreeable to that. Thank you, members.

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