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overview of relevant modelling; we wanted the relevant modelling tabled. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (10.18): Madam Speaker, I want to start this discussion by asking whether you would provide to the Assembly advice that you received from the Clerk, in response to Mr Smyth’s letter.

MADAM SPEAKER: You are asking me a question?

MR RATTENBURY: I am. It is probably a procedural question at this point, rather than the beginning of remarks.

MADAM SPEAKER: I am happy to provide a copy of that advice if the Assembly so wishes. I do not have a copy about me at the moment, but I can say that the Clerk explored the areas. He provided advice to me that he considered that the matter did not warrant precedence. I disagreed. He also suggested a number of alternative remedies. If someone from the Clerk’s office can provide a copy, I will be happy to table that advice.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, Madam Speaker. On that basis, I will move that the debate be adjourned until members are able to have a look at that letter.

Debate (on motion by Mr Rattenbury) adjourned to a later hour this day.


Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

Alleged breach of privilege—Advice from the Clerk to the Speaker, dated 23 November 2013.

The Clerk, pursuant to standing order 213A(4), presented the following papers:

ACT Government’s Tax Reform—Modelling—Index to the documents presented on 31 October 2013—Letter from the Clerk to Members, dated 25 November 2013

ACT Government’s Tax Reform—Modelling—Index to the documents.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 13

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

Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Standing Committee—Scrutiny Report 13, dated 22 November 2013, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

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