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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 2 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 409..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Mr Stanhope

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Gentleman

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Clause 7 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning) (5.00): Mr Speaker, shortly my colleague Mr Barr will be moving for the adjournment of this debate. The reason for that, which I am going to take the opportunity to deal with now, is that it has been drawn to my attention that an incorrect version of the government's amendments has been circulated to members.

The version that has been circulated does not include a new clause 16, proposed new section 69A. This amendment is very minor in that it simply changes a heading by omitting the word "affairs"and substituting the word "information". Nevertheless, because it has not been circulated to members and for the sake of not being accused of failing to provide members with adequate time to consider these matters, the government will seek to adjourn debate on this bill until the next sitting to allow members to consider that small but nevertheless omitted piece of information from the version of the amendments that was circulated. Mr Speaker, we will seek to resume debate on this bill at the next sitting.

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

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Health—smoking

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (5.02): Last week it was announced that the Tasmanian state cabinet had taken steps to ban smoking in cars carrying children. Under the legislation which is expected to be enacted later in the year it will become an offence to light up in a car with occupants under the age of 18. I commend the Tasmanian government on this decision and urge the ACT and other Australian jurisdictions to enact similar bans. Last year South Australia legislated to ban smoking in cars with children, and police now have to the power to issue an on-the-spot fine of $75 to anyone smoking in a private car when a child under the age of 16 is present. I


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