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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 681..

Schedules of amendments

Schedule 1

Children and Young People (Death Review) Amendment Bill 2010

Amendments moved by the Minister for Children and Young People


Clause 2

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2 Commencement

This Act commences on a day fixed by the Minister by written notice.

Note 1 The naming and commencement provisions automatically commence on the notification day (see Legislation Act, s 75 (1)).

Note 2 A single day or time may be fixed, or different days or times may be fixed, for the commencement of different provisions (see Legislation Act, s 77 (1)).

Note 3 If a provision has not commenced within 6 months beginning on the notification day, it automatically commences on the first day after that period (see Legislation Act, s 79).


Clause 4

Proposed new section 727B (d)

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(d) to identify areas requiring further research, by the committee or another entity, that arise from the identified patterns and trends in relation to the deaths of children and young people;


Clause 4

Proposed new section 727E (3) and (4)

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(3) Also, the Minister must not appoint someone unless satisfied that the person—

(a) has the expertise or experience to be the chair of the CYP death review committee; and

(b) is otherwise suitable to be the chair.

(4) In considering whether someone is suitable to be a chair of the CYP death review committee, the Minister—

(a) must consider relevant information mentioned in section 65 (1), definition of suitability information, paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) about the person; and

(b) may consider other suitability information about the person.

(5) The appointment of the chair is for not longer than 3 years.


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