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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1498..


Government Procurement Bill 2001

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed from 1 May 2001.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer) (6.28): I seek leave to move together amendments 2 and 3 circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I move the amendments circulated in my name [see schedule 3 at page 1524]. I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum.

Amendments agreed to.

Remainder of bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2000

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

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HARGREAVES (6.31): I will be brief because the opposition is supportive of the intentions behind the bill if not supportive of one of the clauses within it. We believe that a police officer can deal with people indulging in road rage under the provisions for alternative crimes on the statute book: crimes against a person, threatening behaviour and the like. I foreshadow that we will be speaking about an amendment when it comes up.

MS TUCKER (6.32): The Greens will not be supporting this bill, so I do not know if we will see any amendments from Mr Hargreaves. We believe that it is a knee-jerk and draconian response to the issue of road rage, which needs a much more comprehensive and considered approach.

It should be noted that road rage can already be dealt with in road transport legislation under the provisions for the offence of menacing driving, which carries a maximum penalty of $10,000, imprisonment for 12 months or both and also automatic licence disqualification for three months for first offenders and 12 months for repeat offenders.


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