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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (5 September) . . Page.. 3111..

Thursday, 5 September 1996


The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


MR SPEAKER: Members, before we proceed with the business of the Assembly, I would refer you to standing order 28. In fact, all members, whether or not they are in the chamber, might like to listen to this. This standing order says:

The Chair shall be taken at the time appointed on every day fixed for the meeting of the Assembly, but if a quorum is not present, and if within 5 minutes, the bells having been rung, a quorum is still not present, the Speaker shall adjourn the Assembly: ...


MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services and Minister for Business, Employment and Tourism) (10.33): Mr Speaker, I present the Long Service Leave (Building and Construction Industry) (Amendment) Bill (No. 2) 1996, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.


That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased to introduce into the Legislative Assembly the Long Service Leave (Building and Construction Industry) (Amendment) Bill (No. 2) 1996. The Bill, if passed by the Assembly as it is introduced, will do three things. First, it will increase the proportion of employer long service leave contributions which is transferred to the Construction Industry Training Fund from the current 10 per cent to 40 per cent. Second, it will apply this increase as if it had been in place since 1 January 1996. Third, it will repeal the whole of the division in the principal Act which establishes the Construction Industry Training Fund on 31 December 1997.

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