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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4825..


similar bankruptcy or personal insolvency status in a foreign country and people in any other circumstances seeking to benefit from any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors. A number of acts and regulations were also amended in that act, schedule 3, as a consequence of the new definition.

The Statute Law Amendment Bill 2010 (No 2) continues the process with similar amendments being made to the Canberra Institute of Technology Act 1987, the Casino Control Act 2006, the Gaming Machine Act 2004 and the Racing Act 1999. Language in relation to bankruptcy has been replaced with references to the Legislation Act 2001 definition of bankrupt or personally insolvent.

Schedule 1 also contains amendments of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994. The bill amends the act to give effect to two minor amendments to make the process of delegating certain functions under the act simpler and more consistent with other similar delegations.

Section 119 of the act is amended to make it possible for the chief psychiatrist to delegate functions under the act without ministerial approval. It is not usual for ministerial approval to be required before a function is delegated.

Section 120D of the act is amended by omitting section 120D(3) and the following note. This will have the effect of removing the requirement for a delegation of the care coordinator's functions to be a notifiable instrument under the Legislation Act. It is not usual for delegations to be notifiable instruments.

Schedule 1 also amends the Work Safety Act 2008. This bill amends the act at section 36(c) to make it clear that a serious event under division 3.3 of the act includes a serious injury to a worker, as well as to any other person.

Schedule 3 includes amendments of acts and regulations that have been reviewed as part of an ongoing program of updating and improving the language and form of legislation. These amendments are explained in the explanatory notes and are routine, technical matters such as the correction of minor errors, improving syntax and omitting redundant provisions.

As always, in addition to the explanatory notes in the bill, the parliamentary counsel is available to provide any further explanation or information that members would like about any of the amendments made by the bill.

I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne) adjourned to the next sitting.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Report 5

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.10): I present the following report:

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee—Report 5—Needs of ACT Students with a Disability, dated 14 October 2010, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.


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