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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3434..

MR COE (continuing):

people much closer to the ground who are actually experts in their field, as opposed to administrators that may not have that on-the-ground expertise.

I do note that the heavy vehicle industry is one industry that does operate very successfully through codes of practice. It is worth noting that the Australian Trucking Association does considerable work on codes of practice, especially in the areas of safety and technical issues.

As I said a couple of days ago, amendments 4, 6 and 7 seek to insert provisions into the bill to provide for the authority to issue guidelines for the preparation of relevant industry codes of practice, for their registration and for their compliance. It is disappointing that the government and the crossbench will not be supporting them and will be voting accordingly.

Amendment No 4 negatived.

Amendment No 5.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.44): The Greens will be supporting this amendment, which clearly does reflect other provisions in the bill, and that is to ensure that relevant officers issue formal warnings when they have reasonable cause to do so.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (10.44): The government similarly has no objections to the amendment which requires that an authorised officer who is warning a person ensures they believe on reasonable ground the matters that are included in section 203. We believe this is quite a reasonable proposal by Mr Coe and are happy to accept the amendment.

Amendment No 5 agreed to.

Amendment No 6 negatived.

Amendment No 7 negatived.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 18 June 2009, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves) adjourned to a later hour.

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