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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2336..


National Energy Retail Law (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

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

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (11.43): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

This bill accompanies the National Energy Retail Law (ACT) Bill which I have just tabled. This second bill makes necessary consequential amendments to existing ACT legislation and allows the territory to adopt the National Energy Retail Law (South Australia) Act 2011 as a law of the ACT with some modifications.

As I have previously indicated, this legislation is also being adopted by other jurisdictions in the national electricity market and is scheduled to commence on 1 July this year. I commend this bill to the Assembly.

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

Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2012

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

Title read by Clerk.

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Gaming and Racing) (11.46): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to be tabling the Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2012. This bill seeks to make minor amendments to the Children and Young People Act 2008 to improve the administration and interpretation of the act and the provision of services to children, young people and their families.

Two amendments in this bill stem from the ACT government's response to the Human Rights Commission's review of the ACT youth justice system.

The Human Rights Commission made 224 recommendations to ensure a quality youth justice system here in the ACT. To date the government and the Youth Justice


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