STANDING COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE
Application for Citizen's Right of Reply: President of the ACT
Volunteer Brigades Association
Link to Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure
Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 8 Hansard (30 August) .
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Mr Pat Barling, on behalf of the ACT Volunteer Brigades
Association, has made an application under the procedure adopted
by the Assembly on 4 May 1995, for the publication of a
citizen’s right of reply to references made in the
Legislative Assembly on 15 March 2007.
In considering Mr Barling’s submission, the committee has
had regard to the terms of the Assembly resolution.
The committee considered Mr Barling’s initial application
and on 24 May 2007 requested that Mr Barling provide further
information as to how he and/or the organisation had been
adversely affected in the matter with particular reference to
paragraphs (1) and (1) (a) of the resolution of the Assembly.
Additional information was submitted by Mr Barling on 12 June
2007 and following considerable discussion at a meeting on 24
July 2007 the Committee was deadlocked on whether to grant a
citizen’s right of reply. As it could not reach a
resolution on the matter, the committee agreed, having regard to
the limitations set by paragraph 7 of the resolution on a
citizen’s right of reply, that it would report that no
further action be taken by the Committee in relation to the
submission. At a meeting held on Friday 17 August 2007, the
Committee adopted this report.
The Committee therefore recommends that no further action be
taken by the Assembly in relation to the submission.
Wayne Berry MLA
Last updated 4 November 2014