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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 12 Hansard (13 October) . . Page.. 4294..


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Legislation (Penalty Units) Amendment Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 20 August 2009, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.15): I am sure Mrs Dunne will be returning to her seat to speak to this piece of legislation very quickly, given that the Legislation (Penalty Units) Amendment Bill is a very important piece of legislation. Mrs Dunne, of course, is fully briefed on the issue and will present the Liberal Party's position.

The way we fine people in the ACT is important. It is important that we get the balance right. For a number of years the amount of $100 has not been raised and, in order to keep pace, it is appropriate that fines for breaches of the law should be increased. With that, I will hand over to my colleague Mrs Dunne, who is far more erudite in the depth of this matter.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.16): I thank my colleague Mr Smyth for his flexibility and his capacity to speak on important subjects even though they are not necessarily within his area of responsibility. That is, after all, what members of the Canberra Liberals are on about: we do actually keep our minds across many of the issues in the Assembly.

The opposition will be supporting this bill, which seeks to increase the value of penalty units. We will vote to give the revenue of the ACT an extra $3 million a year. Penalty units are used as a means by which penalties for offences are calculated. From


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