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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 4192..


Schedule 6

Planning and Land Bill 2002

Amendments circulated by the Minister for Planning

1

Clause 2

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omit clause 2, substitute

2 Commencement

This Act commences on 1 July 2003.

Note The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)).

2

Proposed new clause 4A

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insert

4A Offences against Act-application of Criminal Code etc

Other legislation applies in relation to offences against this Act.

Note 1 Criminal Code

The Criminal Code, ch 2 applies to all offences against this Act (see Code, pt 2.1).

The chapter sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility (including burdens of proof and general defences), and defines terms used for offences to which the Code applies (eg conduct , intention , recklessness and strict liability ).

Note 2 Penalty units

The Legislation Act, s 133 deals with the meaning of offence penalties that are expressed in penalty units.

3

Clause 8 (1) (g), proposed new note

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insert

Note Under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, s 160B, the planning and land authority is authorised to grant, on behalf of the Executive, leases the Executive may grant on behalf of the Commonwealth.

4

Clause 8 (1) (n)

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omit clause 8 (1) (n), substitute

(n) to provide administrative support and facilities for the council;

(o) to ensure community consultation and participation in planning decisions;

(p) to promote public education and understanding of the planning process, including by providing easily accessible public information and documentation on planning and land use.


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