Page 3132 - Week 10 - Thursday, 15 August 2013

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Mr Smyth: I foreshadow that, under standing order 213A, I will move that the Treasurer now table in this place, according to the process outlined in standing order 213A, the government’s modelling, which the minister admitted to in estimates, as to the effect of the tax reform package.

Mr Corbell: On the point of order, Madam Speaker—

MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Corbell.

Mr Corbell: Given the significance of the motion Mr Smyth is seeking to move, it would first of all be appropriate for him to move such a motion in writing and have it circulated in this place so that members understand the extent of his request fully. Secondly, whilst it is an option available to him under the standing orders, my understanding is that it would be normal practice to put such a motion on the notice paper and have it dealt with in accordance with Assembly business. Alternatively, he would need to seek leave to move such a motion.

MADAM SPEAKER: You are quite correct, Mr Corbell, that Mr Smyth would need leave.

Mr Smyth: On the point of order, I am quite happy to write it down if the minister wants me to write those words down, but there is nothing in the process that says that it has to be on the notice paper. I am using the standing orders to seek information from the minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: The general practice is that motions that are not on the notice paper do require leave, in the same way as the motion of Mr Rattenbury this morning to introduce a bill required leave. Just to defuse this, and I am in the Assembly’s hands about this, can I just say that we are still in the middle of question time, which has already been interrupted. Can I suggest to members that a way forward would be to address Mr Corbell’s concern about the motion being in writing—that we put a pin in that, though that is not a very technical term, which would allow Mr Smyth some time to put his motion in writing, and at the end of question time we could come back to that issue. Is that a way forward that members would be agreeable to? Okay. Can we do that? We will conclude question time; that gives Mr Smyth an opportunity to write something down. He would still need leave.

Dr Bourke, a question without notice.

Children and young people—care and protection

DR BOURKE: My question is to the minister for children and young people. Minister, I refer to the latest report of the care and protection milestone review panel.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! I cannot hear Dr Bourke. Can you speak up a bit, Dr Bourke?

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