Page 3279 - Week 08 - Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (9.50): I and my government will not be supporting the amendment proposed by Mr Seselja. As Ms Bresnan just said, the current clause allows flexibility around the date for commencement. This means that the bill can commence at a time which is convenient to stakeholders. I think that is extremely important, given the need to consult with stakeholders and to make sure that we get this very important part of the whole package right. I am sure that this work will be undertaken with much enthusiasm by the stakeholders. As Ms Bresnan said, it may in fact happen sooner. They have waited a long time for this bill. We would like to make sure that we obviously get this right but we also do it in the time frame that is convenient to the stakeholders. Mr Seselja’s amendment would strip away this flexibility and make legislation dictate a time frame which may not be convenient for the stakeholders.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (9.55): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:

(a) long-standing and important role of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (the Orchestra) in the musical life of Canberra;

(b) contribution the Orchestra makes to the education, training and professional development of aspiring and professional performance musicians;

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video