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Procedure on Moving Amendments to a Bill

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The CHAIR: Honourable members, on the committee table we still have amendment No. 1 [Bonaros-4], which is to clause 7, page 8, and this had just been identified. The Hon. Mr Pangallo, are you still intending to move that?

The Hon. F. PANGALLO: Yes, Chair.

The CHAIR: Do not move it at the moment because we have passed it. I am just taking some counsel because we may have to report progress and then recommit and come back to this, because we have skipped past the point where the amendment should be inserted. Given where we are at this point in time, and the committee table is consulting the standing orders, I would be interested in what members’ views are on that amendment. It is in relation to legal representation.

The Hon. S.G. WADE: The government intends to support legal representation, so whether it is possible in this house to deal with it, or, alternatively, I will give an undertaking on behalf of the government that we will move it as an amendment in the other place.

The CHAIR: We can report progress and come straight back in and recommit. I just need to know whether it is—

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: I can indicate that the opposition likewise would support this amendment.

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: As will the Greens.

The CHAIR: To take the safest course of action, I have decided that I will put the title of the bill. I will then report progress and then ask the minister to move a motion to seek to recommit and then I will come straight back into committee and we can deal with it expeditiously, given that we have identified the support of the committee.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: Chair, will you require an absolute majority to do that?

The CHAIR: No.

Clause as amended passed.

Remaining clauses (8 and 9), schedule and title passed.

Bill recommitted.

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