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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (1 March) . . Page.. 461..


Legislation (Access and Operation) Bill 2000

[Cognate bill:

Legislation (Access and Operation) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2000]

Debate resumed from 27 February 2001, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: Is it the wish of the Assembly to debate this bill concurrently with the Legislation (Access and Operation) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2000? There being no objection, that course will be followed. I remind members that in debating executive business order of the day No 2 they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 3.

MR RUGENDYKE (11.55): I will not speak long on this issue. I believe that it is a good move to have legislation circulated to the members of the public through the Internet. I support that principle, and obviously there are some amendments to refine that process. I will agree to this bill in principle and look at the amendments as they appear.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Attorney-General) (11.57): Mr Speaker, I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 523], and I also present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to that.

I think this particular amendment changes the name of the bill to the Legislation Bill. It proposes to change the name of the act when the remaining provisions of the Interpretation Act 1967 are incorporated into the act later this year. However, changing the name now would help to avoid confusion and remove the need to make a large number of consequential amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 2 to 18, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 19.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Attorney-General) (11.58): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move amendments Nos 2 and 3 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.


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