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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1432..


Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 7 September 2000, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HARGREAVES (12.30): I agree with this bill in principle. I have been bullied into doing so by the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, by the dark look from Mrs Burke and by a winning smile from Mr Moore.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (12.30), in reply: Mr Speaker, I thank the house for that support. There will be some amendments when we get to the detail stage that will ensure the continuation of the speed cameras in a legitimate way.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (12.31): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move together the 35 amendments circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: I move the 35 amendments circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 1508].

MR HARGREAVES (12.32): Mr Speaker, we support these amendments. Most of them are machinery amendments, as Mr Smyth has indicated. They allow for legislative support for the technicalities of the speed cameras. Whether we like them or not, they are here and we need to make sure that they do have legislative support.

The withdrawal of the public passenger component has implications for the future of ACTION buses. We will talk about that at some other stage. I was pleased to see the government pull it out and treat it separately, because we can now regard them as separate issues.

Amendments agreed to.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.33 to 2.30 pm


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