Page 4807 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 27 November 2018

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End of Life Choices—Select Committee

Reporting date

MS CODY (Murrumbidgee) (10.49), by leave: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 30 November 2017, which established the Select Committee on End Of Life Choices in the ACT be amended by omitting the words “last sitting day in 2018” and substituting “last sitting day in March 2019”.

I thank the Assembly for their tolerance in granting the committee an extension of time to report. There was an overwhelming number of submissions and the committee believe that to consider all matters raised appropriately we need a little extra time to report. I also take the opportunity to acknowledge that the Clerk has been warning us for the last two years that our enthusiasm for committee inquiries may find us in a little hot water. Unfortunately that seems to be the case, with the volume of work catching up with the committee secretariat.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders—suspension

Extension of adjournment debate

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the time allocated for the adjournment debate continuing for 45 minutes for the next three sitting days.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted for all Members for the period 30 November 2018 to 11 February 2019.

Japan trade delegation

Ministerial statement

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Social Inclusion and Equality, Minister for Tourism and Special Events and Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment) (10.51): I am pleased to report to the Assembly on the recent delegation I led to Japan, in October. Consistent with the ACT government’s economic development and international engagement strategies, this delegation aimed to grow Canberra’s visibility in key markets and to promote our city as a trade and investment destination.

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