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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 10 Hansard (18 October) . . Page.. 3182..


Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Industrial Relations) (5.42): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 to 3 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I move amendments Nos 1 to 3 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 3189]. I formally table the following paper:

Supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments.

The Standing Committee on Legal Affairs, in its scrutiny of bills report 43, raised several matters in relation to the bill. Consideration of these matters has resulted in the government amendments that we have before us today. The first amendment clarifies the powers of the chief surveyor to register or refuse to register a person to practise surveying in the ACT. The second amendment is a note to draw attention to the relevant section of the commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act. The third amendment is to ensure the chief surveyor has reasonable grounds to issue an exemption to the survey practice directions. These amendments do not alter the intention of the bill. However, they do add clarity and strength in the relevant provisions.

I would like to acknowledge the work of the scrutiny of bills committee in this regard and indicate that the passing of this bill will necessitate minor consequential amendments to the Districts Act 2002, the Electoral Act 1992, the Land Titles Act 1925 and the Legislation Act 2001. Again, I thank members for their support of these amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Greens—staff

Anti-Poverty Week

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (5.44): I want to start by thanking my staff for their amazing effort during this and last sitting week. People may or may not be aware that I have two new staff, a lot of part timers, and it does seem that some members, in


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