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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1168..


leading edge in this country. As I have said before, it is important that we continue to implement the highest standard of planning policies and laws and principles to ensure that our city continues to grow successfully into the future. Madam Assistant Speaker, I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Seselja) adjourned to the next sitting.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee (Sixth Assembly)

Report 34—government response

Debate resumed from 6 May 2010, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hargreaves) adjourned to the next sitting.

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Reference

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (11.23): I move:

That:

(1) this Assembly refers the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011 to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report; and

(2) the Standing Committee on Public Accounts shall report on its inquiry as soon as practicable in 2012.

I am proposing this motion today in the interests of sound public policy making in the ACT and to ensure that a clear and unanimous decision of this Assembly is implemented.

I should emphasise that we all should be concerned about having the best possible approach to policy decisions that we make on behalf of the community. I was surprised, therefore, when the Treasurer presented the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill on 17 February this year. I was well aware of the exposure draft, which the Treasurer released in 2010, that set out a range of proposals from the government dealing with the compulsory third party, CTP as we call it, insurance regime in the ACT.

My surprise comes principally because of section 275, a section which this Assembly put in the act in February 2008, indeed on an amendment from me. I remind all members, including the Treasurer, that this section requires a review of the reforms which were implemented as from October 2008 to the CTP insurance regime operating in the ACT.


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