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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3908..


Schedule 3

Defamation Bill 1999

Amendments circulated by Attorney General

1

Clause

Page 1, line 6-

Omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

2 Commencement

This Act commences on 1 July 2002.

Note The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence on the notification day (see Legislation Act 2001, s 75).

2

Clause 10

Subclause (2)

Page 5, line 1-

Omit the subclause.

3

Proposed new clause 44A

Page 18, line 8-

After clause 44, insert the following new clause:

44A Review of certain provisions of Act

(1) The Minister must review the operation of part 2 (Resolution of disputes without litigation) and section 23 (Defence-defendant not negligent) after these provisions have been operating for 2 years.

(2) The Minister must present to the Legislative Assembly a report of the review within 6 months after the review begins.

(3) This section expires on 1 January 2005.


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