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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1725..


MR HANSON (continuing):

principle, and I implore you, Mr Stanhope, to work constructively with that. I think the community will react very poorly if you fail to do so.

In closing, this is a very welcome day for the ACT community. This is an important day for our road users, most particularly. I am hoping that what this signals today is the fact that we will remove a good quantity of drug-affected drivers from our roads, and our roads will be safer as a result of this vote we will be taking today. I thank the Assembly for their support.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate (on motion by Ms Bresnan) adjourned to the next sitting.

Radiation Protection (Tanning Units) Amendment Bill 2010

Debate resumed from 17 March 2010, on motion by Ms Bresnan:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (11.01): I will just speak briefly to this. The government does not support this bill, although I do acknowledge that Ms Bresnan has moved some amendments which significantly improve on the bill that was tabled. However, the government also has a regulation drafted to endorse the national scheme that has not yet been approved by the health ministers conference, and I acknowledge the delays there. It has been frustrating.

I would like us, and we have discussed it with the opposition and the Greens, to adjourn this matter today, circulate the government's regulation and explanatory statement around that and then bring both of those matters back to the Assembly for a more thorough debate with both the regulation and the legislation that Ms Bresnan has tabled. The regulation is ready to be tabled now. I could table it now. However, I think probably in the interests of a fairer debate and the opportunity for everybody to participate, I will hold off notifying that regulation until we debate this bill in its entirety. So I will move, Madam Deputy Speaker, that the debate be adjourned.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: You cannot move that motion. You need another member to do that.

Mrs Dunne: I am sorry. Did I misadvise you?

MS GALLAGHER: I sought advice.

Motion (by Mrs Dunne) put:


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