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clear that that should be the case. As to whether there is a better way we can do the system, I am prepared to have that conversation, but I think that there is an appropriate community benefit to be harnessed there.

The other observation I would like to make is that I am concerned about this issue of the giving of leave. I do not want to comment on Mr Smyth’s lateness, but I was somewhat dismayed that we have just had a report back to the Assembly on matters relating to the Koppers site in Hume, which the Assembly called for, refused leave and then the Assembly gave leave to Mr Smyth because he has come up late with these. It is fair enough that they should be in the discussion, if Mr Smyth wants to put them here; I have got no qualms with that. I do not seek to critique Mr Smyth for his late delivery of the amendments, although I would invite members to have a think about what we are going to do in this place. We need to get on with these things. The Assembly called for a report on the Koppers situation. Mr Corbell stood up to give that report, and he was declined leave. I think we need to have perhaps admin and procedures examine this in a little more detail. I think they might have discussed it recently; I was absent. We may need to look at it further.

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR RATTENBURY: I acknowledged that I did miss the meeting, Mr Smyth, but we might need to look at it further. It is clearly unresolved if we are having this sort of situation this morning. We need to address this more substantively.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the negative.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Debate resumed from 10 April 2014, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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