Page 3554 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 22 October 2013

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asking Mr Barr to take certain action following the point of order, Mr Barr remained standing in place and, as Hansard records, stated, “You are seriously kidding, Madam Speaker.”

While I am always ready to have members seek clarification of my statements or make points of order, I believe that they should be made according to the forms of the house. It is not desirable or appropriate to make the sorts of statements that Mr Barr made and I would ask members to bear that in mind when they find themselves in a position of needing to take issue with a statement or a ruling.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 12

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Standing Committee—Scrutiny Report 12, dated 14 October 2013, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 12 contains the committee’s comments on four bills, 25 pieces of subordinate legislation, five government responses and two executive members’ responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Statement by chair

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety on statutory appointments considered, as provided for under continuing resolution 5A.

I wish to inform the Assembly that in the period 1 January to 30 June 2013 the standing committee considered 11 statutory appointments. In connection with each of these appointments the committee responded by making no further recommendation.

In accordance with continuing resolution 5A, I hereby table a schedule detailing the appointments:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2013.

Marriage Equality Bill 2013

Debate resumed from 19 September 2013, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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