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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 1134..


Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2001

Mr Moore , pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services) (10.51): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I seek leave to have my presentation speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows:

I have pleasure in presenting the Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2001.

The Bill I now present to Members will achieve two things:

1 . Provide for the transfer interstate of care and protection orders to jurisdictions that do not possess laws that substantially correspond to our child welfare laws; and

2. Provide for the insertion of additional words within the definition "care and protection orders" and to insert a new term "welfare body" to enable the broadest category of persons to be recognised as having child welfare orders made in their favour.

These amendments both impact upon our relations with other States and focus on the importance of protecting children who live within 'mobile' families.

Family mobility is a recognised risk factor for children on welfare orders.

These proposed amendments will ensure that the ACT is in a position to deal effectively with care and protection issues for children and young people that enter or leave our borders.

I commend the Bill to Members.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wood ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulations Amendment (Subordinate Law No 7 of 2001)

Disallowance of provisions

MR HARGREAVES (10.52): I move:

That clause 9 of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulations Amendment (Subordinate Law No 7 of 2001) made under the Road Transport Vehicle Registration Act 1999 that substitutes regulation 68 (2) and (2A), be disallowed.


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