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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 878..


empowers workers to take leave rather than opting to take a monetary payment and to continue working.

I acknowledge that this is a difficult requirement to police. I do not intend to include offences or fines for construction workers who choose to work for another industry employer, nor does it prohibit a worker from engaging in other work. The provision is intended to require a worker to take leave in order to receive the entitlement.

Whilst to date there has been little evidence of abuse of this element of the scheme, I have asked the authority to monitor the operation of this provision over the coming year but note that it is consistent with most other long service and portable long service leave schemes.

The ACT leads the way in Australia in the provision of worker entitlements through the portable long service leave schemes, and I thank members of this Assembly for their support.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Corrections) (12.05), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 3 circulated in my name together and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments [see schedule 2 at page 964].

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Act 2008—review

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (12.06): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Act, pursuant to subsection 275(2)—ACT CTP Scheme—Review of Act.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.


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