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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4767..


intended operation of this section, two examples have been inserted to refer to parts of existing ACT legislation which are not impliedly repealed by the establishment of the Evidence Act. It is important to note that the examples do not limit the operation of the section, ensuring that provisions of other acts not listed in the examples are also not impliedly repealed by the establishment of the Evidence Act.

The amendments in this bill will see the ACT take the final steps in the development of the territory's own stand-alone Evidence Act. The reforms that have been introduced in the Assembly this year represent the government's firm commitment to the principle of uniform evidence law and have provided an opportunity to update and consolidate evidence law in the territory. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Burch for this sitting due to her attendance at a ministerial forum.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Reference

Debate resumed from 25 August 2011, on motion by Mr Doszpot:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that Professor Denise Bradley has recently presented a report to the ACT Minister for Education and Training on "Options for future collaborations of the Canberra Institute of Technology and the University of Canberra";

(b) that Professor Bradley was not provided with any financial data to assist in her deliberations and was not asked to provide any recommendation as to the financial implications of any recommendations; and

(c) that this is the third review in the last 12 months involving the Canberra Institute of Technology and Canberra University, none of which has examined the financial context or consequences of changes to current administrative arrangements; and

(2) refers to the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs all matters relating to current and potential options for the future of the Canberra Institute of Technology and the University of Canberra, including, but not limited to:

(a) closer collaboration, merger and in the case of CIT, financial independence;


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