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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1404..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

over a seven-day week. Remuneration for unusual times of work and hours of work is integral to the contract cleaning industry.

The amendments are to apply retrospectively, effective from the date of the commencement of the original act. However, the bill will not be detrimental to any benefits received; nor will the bill penalise any breach of the amended act that took place before the introduction of the amendments.

Mr Speaker, this bill solves a number of problems that the government pointed out at the time. This bill will enable the act, when amended, to operate as was originally intended and to operate effectively. I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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

Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 2)

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

Title read by Clerk.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (11.03): Mr Speaker, I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I ask for leave to have my speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave not granted.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, so much for cooperation.

Mr Corbell: You did not advise us that this bill would be incorporated.

MR SMYTH: Mr Moore had agreement from Mr Stanhope and it was confirmed here in the chamber. It is a shame that Mr Corbell has not spoken to his leader to find out what arrangements were made. We often do this. As a courtesy, we seek leave and we warn the opposition that we will be doing so. It is a shame that Mr Corbell and his leader, as so often in the Labor Party, do not talk to each other. But, Mr Speaker, I will read my speech. I am delighted.

The Land (Planning and Environment) Amendment Bill 2001 (No 2) makes two very simple but crucial amendments to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, the "land act" as we know it. This short bill has only two substantive effects. The first change amends subsections 184C (2) and 187C (2) of the act to provide that the minister "must", rather than "may", remit or increase the change of use charge in circumstances prescribed under the regulations.


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