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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . . Page.. 5275..


Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Bresnan Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Hargreaves Ms Hunter Ms Le Couteur Mr Rattenbury

Noes 5: Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mr Seselja Mr Smyth

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The result of the division is ayes 9, noes 5. The required two-thirds majority of members, as required under subsection 12(4) of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009 not being achieved, the question is therefore determined in the negative.

Liquor (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

Clauses 1 to 3.

Debate resumed from 26 October 2010.

Clauses 1 to 3 agreed to.

Schedule 1, amendments 1.1 to 1.23, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Proposed new amendment 1.23A.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (12.18): I seek leave, pursuant to standing order 182A, to move amendments which are minor and technical in nature.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name which inserts a new amendment 1.23A. [see schedule 1 at page 5349]. I present a supplementary explanatory statement to these amendments.

The government is moving this amendment to further clarify the difference between section 69 and 78 of the Liquor Act. Section 69 defines suitability information about a person, in contrast with section 78, which defines suitability information about premises. The amendment clarifies that criterion (a) in section 78 relates only to offences against the Liquor Act involving compliance of the premises.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.19): The Liberal opposition will be opposing the government's amendment No 1. During the debate on the principal act in August this year, I proposed an amendment to section 78 which sought to link the consideration of the suitability of the premises with the licence or permit applicant. The section as it currently stands provides that an assessment of the suitability of premises includes, amongst other things, consideration of, firstly—and I quote directly from section 78(a)—"any conviction of, or finding of guilty against, a person for an offence against


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