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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3512..


MR RUGENDYKE (5.59): Mr Speaker, I wish to congratulate the Government for picking up on conversations that myself and my legal adviser had with representatives of the Government on this matter.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

ANIMAL DISEASES AMENDMENT BILL 1999

Debate resumed from 26 August 1999, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CORBELL (6.00): Mr Speaker, the Labor Opposition will be supporting this Bill this afternoon. This Bill is purely a machinery Bill that is designed to ensure that the regulations to be made under the Animal Diseases Act are consistent with the Act itself and to ensure that diseases contracted by bees and spread by bees can be appropriately controlled and managed. It provides powers for premises to be inspected, either with the consent of an occupier or by warrant, if necessary, and it provides for the Government to take appropriate action to protect the bee-keeping industry in the ACT. It is a straightforward Bill and I am pleased to provide the Labor Opposition's support for it.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (6.01), in reply: Mr Speaker, I thank the Assembly for its support for this Bill. It is a machinery Bill which gives effect to the Animal Diseases Act 1993.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

LAW REFORM (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL 1999

Debate resumed from 2 September 1999, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (6.02): Mr Speaker, the Australian Labor Party is proposing to support the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. It is an omnibus Bill that is designed to relocate some legislation to make it easier to find and to


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