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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 147..


MR HIRD (continuing):

protected. It is interesting that the kilns at the brickworks are rare kilns inasmuch as they were originally from Scotland and are rarely found outside Scotland. Australia-indeed, Canberra-is the only known source. I commend the report to members.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2000 (No 5)

Detail stage

Clause 4.

Debate resumed.

MR CORBELL (4.14): Mr Speaker, I would like to speak again on this clause as a way of obtaining some clarification as to exactly the government's intention on this matter now. The Minister for Urban Services has circulated a revised amendment sheet which no longer has the amendment we are debating. I would like some clarification as to whether he still intends to press that amendment because it is not on his revised sheet. Mr Speaker, I think this highlights the shoddy and rushed way in which the government has dealt with these amendments. Again, the government seems to be playing catch-up on this issue.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, perhaps I could clarify the situation. The revised yellow sheet sets out amendments to amendments that have not yet been moved. If you examine the amendments on the yellow sheet you will see that there is no reference to the minister's amendment No 1. Amendment No 1 is still in existence and current. Extant, I think, is the word.

MR HIRD (4.16): Mr Speaker, I move the amendment that has been circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page ].

Mr Corbell: Tell us what it is, Harold.

MR HIRD: The amendment reads as follows:

1

At the end of Mr Smyth's Amendment No 1, add the following:

"4A. Omission

Section 184B is omitted."

This is a procedural matter and it is to clarify the change of use charging regime. It also ensures that the section cannot be kept being amended to provide a new sunset clause date. This would continue the uncertainty that the government is committed to removing from the change of use charges. It is pretty straightforward. It is a procedural matter. When I was listening to the pearls of wisdom from the minister, I noted it and picked it up. I spoke to him during the lunch break. We are tidying up. As always with this government, we dot the i's and cross the t's and we always come up with a sensible approach to these matters.


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