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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 4 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 1493..

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Election Commitments Costing Bill 2011 Exposure Draft—Select Committee

Reporting date

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.02), by leave: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 17 November 2011 relating to the referral of the exposure draft of the Election Commitments Costing Bill 2011 to a select committee be amended by omitting the words "last sitting day in March 2012"and substituting "last sitting day in May 2012".

Mr Speaker, you would be well aware of this committee and this bill. We just need a little more time to consult further with some federal public servants as to how it works in the federal context and would report in May.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Duties Amendment Bill 2012

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

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (10.03): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Duties Amendment Bill 2012 amends the Duties Act 1999. In 2008 the government introduced the land rent scheme to help Canberrans achieve the dream of homeownership.

Mr Hanson: Shame!

MR BARR: Fame?

Mr Hanson interjecting—

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