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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (27 October) . . Page.. 5122..


MR HARGREAVES: What this is in my view, and I am entitled to my view without abuse, tirade and bullying from those opposite, is an abuse of the privilege of this place.

Mr Seselja interjecting

MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, really!

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I have taken it and taken it and taken it this morning. I think it is quite inappropriate. Their behaviour this morning is quite inappropriate. This is a report being submitted by one of the standing committees. As a member of that committee, I do not deserve the treatment those people have meted out. I take it as an insult not only to myself but also as a member of the committee on which I serve. I would have thought that the deputy chair of the committee would have received the same respect as the chair did. I gave Mrs Dunne respect, and I did not get it reciprocated. For that I consider them and her to be lesser beings.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Transplantation and Anatomy Amendment Bill 2011

Ms Gallagher, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (10.34): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I present to the Assembly today the Transplantation and Anatomy Amendment Bill 2011 which provides for (a) amendments to part 1, section 5(1) and (2) of the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1978, which governs the appointment of a doctor to be a designated officer for a hospital conducted by the territory and for a hospital other than a hospital conducted by the territory, and (b) amendments to part 3, section 31(2) of the Transplantation and Anatomy Act, which governs the removal of tissue for the purpose of corneal transplantation.

By way of background, I mention that the reforms in this bill have been the result of extensive consultation. The ACT organ and tissue donation task force was established to facilitate community involvement in the planning, review and improvement of organ and tissue donation services in the ACT. It undertook extensive consultations with key stakeholder organisations in the ACT regarding the improvement of organ and tissue donation services in the ACT. Feedback from the consultations was supportive of the proposed approach.

The task force also established the ACT implementation plan working group to assist in the design and implementation of the COAG endorsed national reform package in


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