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when the public read it, they know that all 17 members of the Assembly are committed to it.

I commend my motion to the Assembly. I commend the revised code of conduct. I think it simply updates and refreshes a document that has been in place for a number of years now and has stood the Assembly in good stead. I look forward to receiving the support of my colleagues.

Debate (on motion by Mr Coe) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legislative Assembly—members code of conduct

Members’ commitment

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (10.43): Madam Speaker, I seek your guidance. Members must now endorse the new code of conduct. Should I start and then have the debate adjourned or should I simply defer this matter? It seems odd to start.

MADAM SPEAKER: It is the endorsement of any code of conduct. However, it may be that because—actually, I think it is in your court, Mr Rattenbury. It may be, because there is not a code of conduct, that it is better to––

MR RATTENBURY: It does seem somewhat artificial to start the discussion today, Madam Speaker. I have a mental blank on the procedure, but I propose not to proceed with this item of business today.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think the best course of action might be for you to fix a future date for this to be debated.

MR RATTENBURY: Yes. I will move that this item be fixed for a future day of sitting.

MADAM SPEAKER: We cannot remember the standing order number, but by your making that statement, Mr Rattenbury, you have fixed this for a future date; so it is on the notice paper and you can bring it back at a time of your choosing.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Sorry about that. I should have thought about that ahead of time.

Annual and financial reports 2012-2013

Reference to standing committees

Motion (by Ms Burch, on behalf of Mr Corbell) agreed to:


(1) the annual and financial reports for the calendar year 2013 and the financial year 2012–2013 presented to the Assembly pursuant to the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 stand referred to the standing committees, on presentation, in accordance with the schedule below;

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