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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2150..


of the total amount of waste, both of these indicators are going backwards. The committee has recommended some changes.

The other very sad thing is that the committee recommends that NOWaste ensures it complies with the ACT government's social procurement policy. The committee had some quite detailed discussions about a local company, Renewable Processes. We are concerned about the situation. I will wrap up here in the interests of the scrutiny committee this afternoon. I commend the report to the Assembly.

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

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 37

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 37, dated 16 June 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 37 contains the committee's comments on eight bills, eight pieces of subordinate legislation, four government responses and two private members' responses.

The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. But I draw members' attention to aspects of the Education and Care Services National Law (ACT) Bill 2011, namely, the incorporation by reference of a Victorian act. The effect is that the law in the ACT will be the law applying, from time to time, in Victoria.

What concerns the committee is how ACT residents, and this Assembly, will be apprised of any changes to the law should it ever be amended in Victoria, or associated regulations be promulgated.

Accordingly, I will be writing to the Chief Minister and the Attorney-General seeking their views on this and what mechanisms will be available to the Assembly to scrutinise any such changes and subordinate law in this and other national law legislation which is referenced to laws in force in other jurisdictions.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

At 6 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the motion for the adjournment of the Assembly was put and negatived.

Sitting suspended from 6 to 7.30 pm.


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