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MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

This amendment to the occupational health and safety regulations is consequential to the government's first amendment, particularly the requirement which stipulates that a person must be able to undertake training required under the regulations before he or she can be authorised by a registered organisation to exercise right of entry. The amendment provides that an approved training program for health and safety representatives is required for appointment as an authorised representative. The requirement for an officer to undertake appropriate training before they are eligible to exercise right of entry will ensure the integrity, credibility and effectiveness of the right of entry scheme.

Amendment agreed to.

Schedule 2, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Question put:

That the bill, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly having voted-

There being confusion concerning the numbers reported, the Assembly, in accordance with standing order 165, proceeded to another vote-

Ayes, 9

Noes, 6

Mr Berry

Mr Quinlan

Mr Cornwell

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mrs Cross

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mrs Dunne

Ms Gallagher

Mr Wood

Mr Pratt

Ms MacDonald

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Debate resumed from 14 May on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STEFANIAK (1.06): The opposition will be supporting the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2004. It is a result of the government's commitment to implement legislation so that the Commonwealth can ratify the ILO convention concerning prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour. We have to take immediate and effective measures to do so and, accordingly, this bill has been brought in. It extends some issues concerning offences relating to child pornography and possessing child pornography which currently apply only to children


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