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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3977..


Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Lakes Amendment Bill 2002

Debate resumed from 26 September 2002, on motion by Mr Wood:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS DUNNE (6.43): The Liberal Party opposition will be supporting this bill. It is uncontroversial and makes life easier for those people who want to use the Molonglo Reach waterskiing area. Its proposals are simple. Somebody who already has an appropriate interstate licence to drive a registered motorboat will be able to do so on Molonglo Reach without filling out unnecessary extra paperwork. The bill reinforces the already operating and quite useful booking system.

In addition, the bill takes the opportunity to take into account the fact that the Environment Protection Authority has changed its name to the Environment Management Authority. These things are uncontroversial and straightforward, and the opposition has no problem with the proposal.

MS TUCKER (6.44): The Greens are support this bill. As Mrs Dunne said, it enables interstate boat licence-holders to operate their powerboats on Molonglo Reach. Interstate boats will still need to comply with all the relevant ACT conditions to use the waterway. It seems like a sensible reform.

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services) (6.44), in reply: The debate has taken longer than I thought it should have taken, but I am happy about the support the bill has received.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Criminal Code 2002

Debate resumed from 14 November 2002, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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


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