Page 3215 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 17 September 2013

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Mr Corbell: Madam Speaker is not in a position, as she has indicated, to make a decision on that at this time. So the most appropriate course of action is to allow the question before the chair to proceed—that is, that the report be noted—committee members can speak on the matter, make whatever comments they wish to make on the matter, the debate can then be adjourned and Madam Speaker can make a decision as to whether or not she believes any further action should be taken.

Mr Coe: I would like to move that the tabling of the document by Mr Gentleman be adjourned until a later hour this day.

MADAM SPEAKER: The document has already been tabled.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (10.12): I move:

That the debate be adjourned.

MADAM SPEAKER: I now have two questions before me. I have to deal with this last one first. Could you just bear with me a moment. The Clerk has pointed out to me that the motion before the Assembly is that the report be noted, and the only logical motion that comes from that, in the standing orders, is that the debate be adjourned. You would need leave to move any other motion.

MR COE: As such, I have moved that the debate be adjourned until a time when you have reached a determination on the validity of this report.

Question put:

That the debate be adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

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