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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 3791..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

explain it-amends proposed clause 1.10. Clause 1.10 proposes to change the act to state that the lessor shall pay the annual supply charge associated with the supply of gas.

The government does not intend to proceed with this. Therefore, the amendment removes the proposed amendment from the bill. That means that lessors will continue to be liable to pay the annual supply charge associated with the supply of gas and sewerage as under the current law, instead of having to pay the annual supply charge associated with the supply of gas.

Amendment agreed to.

Schedule 1, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 2 agreed to.

Dictionary.

MRS BURKE (9.47): I am very pleased to see this bill being tabled tonight, and also the amendments that are going through. I wanted to thank parliamentary counsel for their work. As members may know, on the notice paper at No 18, I have the Residential Tenancies (Assisted Tenants) Amendments Bill tabled. I am very hopeful that the amendments to this bill will deal with many of the things in my bill. I commend the government for the work. I also extend thanks for the input I have had from the community-from people who, obviously up until now, have been what would seem to be unfairly dealt with. I think that the words removing any doubt are quite crucial for people as a dictionary reference.

Dictionary agreed to.

Title.

MR STEFANIAK (9.49): I am not going to say much about the title, but I would like to dedicate the caravan park components of this bill to Cynthia Eliza Quinn, formerly of the Riverside Caravan Park, Muswellbrook.

Title agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Court Procedures Bill 2004

Debate resumed from 14 May 2004, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STEFANIAK (9.49): This is a very important bill, but the principle behind it is quite simple and worthy of support. Basically, in 1997 the Community Law Reform Committee argued that uniform procedures would be very useful in our Magistrates Court and our Supreme Court. Consequently, a process was started and this is the legislative outcome of it. This very significant task will take some time. I am pleased to


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