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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3911..


Schedule 5

Protection Orders Bill 2001

Amendments circulated by Ms Tucker

Insert new section 106A:

Review

(1) The Minister will ask the Domestic Violence Prevention Council to review the relevant sections of this Act and its regulations for consistency with Model Domestic Violence Laws as soon as practicable, and no later than six months after the commencement of the Act;

(a) The report on the review must be presented by the Minister to the Legislative Assembly within 3 sitting days of receipt of the report;

(2) The Minister must review the operations of the provisions of this Act relating to domestic violence as soon as is practicable after 6 months but no later than 12 months after the commencement of this Act;

(a) The review must engage in relevant community consultations;

(b) The Minister's report must describe the processes of community consultation used in the review;

(c) A report on the outcomes of the review must be presented by the Minister to the Legislative Assembly within six months after the end of the 12 months.

(3) This section ceases to have effect 12 months after the Act commences.


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