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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 10 February 2015) . . Page.. 96 ..

MR HANSON: because we know you have got lots of money to do it with.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

A division being called and the bells being rung—

Ms Burch: Can you have members actually repay taxpayer-funded money—

Mr Hanson: Good luck with that argument. Good luck with the whole argument, Joy. While you’ve got the pokies, you lot stink and you know it.

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, he knows that is unparliamentary. He should withdraw it.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The whole lot of you were bantering across the chamber the whole time, I must say. However, Mr Hanson, would you like to withdraw, please?

Mr Hanson: I will withdraw, Madam Assistant Speaker.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you. Perhaps we will sit in silence while we are waiting for everyone to arrive.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Ms Fitzharris

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.

Judicial Commissions Amendment Bill 2014

Debate resumed from 27 November 2014, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (5.14): The opposition will support the Judicial Commissions Amendment Bill 2014 but with a number of cautions, and I will come to those shortly. This bill establishes a part-time judicial council to investigate low and medium-level complaints against the judiciary. It mirrors the system already in place in New South Wales. I note, too, from the report of the scrutiny committee that a similar system operates in New Zealand.

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