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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 11 Hansard (15 September) . . Page.. 3975..


Mr Corbell (continuing):

Cultural Facilities Corporation Act and Financial Management Act—Cultural Facilities Corporation (Governing Board) Appointment 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-198 (LR, 3 September 2009).

Gas Safety Act—Gas Safety (Fees) Determination 2009 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-197 (LR, 31 August 2009).

Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act—Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (Price Direction for the Supply of Electricity to Franchise Customers) Terms of Reference Determination 2009—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-196 (LR, 3 September 2009).

Nature Conservation Act—

Nature Conservation (Flora and Fauna Committee) Appointment 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-192 (LR, 20 August 2009).

Nature Conservation (Flora and Fauna Committee) Appointment 2009 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-193 (LR, 20 August 2009).

Public Place Names Act—Public Place Names (Dunlop) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-199 (LR, 3 September 2009).

Surveyors Act—Surveyors (Chief Surveyor) Practice Directions 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-200 (LR, 3 September 2009).

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report—government response

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.13): I present the following paper for the information of members:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 2—Inquiry into the Crimes (Murder) Amendment Bill 2008—Government response, dated September 2009.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Today I have tabled the government's response to recommendation No 5 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety's report into the Crimes (Murder) Amendment Bill 2008. This government response is being tabled today to allow members to understand the government's position ahead of the proposed debate on that legislation this coming Thursday.

In short, the government's position is that we do not agree with the committee's recommendation to change the definition of murder along the lines of the Western Australian legislation, which the committee has recommended. The reasons for this are outlined in some detail in the government's response, and I will leave it to members to read the detail of that response.


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