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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1717..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

"to ensure that the ACT will not attract organised criminal elements that are dislocated from other States and territories"et cetera.

For ease of process, I am happy to agree to Mr Hanson's motion, although I note that it effectively replicates mine, with one change in relation to the terms of reference, if you like, for the government's report.

I do, however, want to move an amendment to Mr Hanson's amendment to amend Mr Hanson's amendment at 2(f) where he says "any legislative changes it considers appropriate to ensure that the ACT will not attract organised criminal elements that are dislocated from other States and territories". I would take issue with the assertion that there will be dislocation. I think it would be fair to say that there may be dislocation; therefore, I am simply proposing a simple amendment to replace the word "are"with the words "may be", recognising that this is one of the issues in debate. Whether or not there may actually be dislocation is a matter for some discussion and further analysis. I do not think that we can accept it as a given, and we should not proceed on that basis. I move:

Omit "are", substitute "may be", in paragraph (2)(f).

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (5.42): Madam Assistant Speaker, I am comfortable with the change in that language; we will be supporting the amendment to the amendment.

Mr Corbell's amendment to Mr Hanson's proposed amendment agreed to.

Mr Hanson's amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Environment—energy efficiency ratings

Debate resumed from 25 March 2009, on motion by Ms Le Couteur:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the lack of:

(i) auditing of energy efficiency ratings of new houses in Canberra;

(ii) sufficient warning to energy auditors to prepare for the new software which will be mandatory from May this year; and

(iii) auditing of the ratings as used by real estate agents to regularly disclose the energy efficiency of houses for sale as per the Sale of Premises Act;

(b) that despite Action 19 in the Government's Weathering the Change strategy, there has been no action to extend energy efficiency ratings to commercial and rental buildings; and


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