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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (15 June) . . Page.. 1823..


MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

Other amendments made by schedule 2 are particularly concerned with structural changes aimed at avoiding unnecessary duplication through the use of standard definitions and standard provisions.

Schedule 3 contains minor, technical amendments of legislation initiated by the Parliamentary Counsel's Office. Many of the amendments made by schedule 3 are consequential on or related to the repeal of Acts by this Bill.

Finally, Statute Law Amendment Bills periodically repeal Acts and subordinate laws that have become obsolete or are no longer needed. Schedule 4 contains such repeals.

Bearing in mind the rather technical nature of the Bill, I will not go into the detail of the amendments and repeals in the Bill. However, I should point out that the Bill itself contains rather detailed explanatory notes that Members may find helpful. The Parliamentary Counsel is also available to provide any additional explanation or information that Members need.

Mr Speaker, I am conscious that the value of 'housekeeping' Bills of this kind can be easily overlooked. However, the Territory has an obligation under the Self -Government Act to publish Territory laws. To achieve this, the statute book needs to be properly maintained.

The Bill is another step in the process of ensuring that the Territory's statute book is of the highest standard and serves the interests and aspirations of the people of the Territory.

Mr Speaker, I commend the Bill to the Assembly.

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

Education, Community Services and Recreation-Standing Committee

Authorisation for printing, circulation and publication of report

Motion (by Ms Tucker ) agreed to:

That:

(1) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committee on Education, Community Services and Recreation has completed its inquiry into Adolescents and young adults at risk of not achieving satisfactory education and training outcomes the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker who is authorised to give directions for its printing, circulation and publication; and

(2) the foregoing provisions of this resolution have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.


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