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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 2624..


Explanatory statement to the Bill.

Human Rights Act, pursuant to section 37—Compatibility statement, dated 1 June 2012.

I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I will speak only briefly in relation to this legislation. Following recent legislative changes, a separate appropriation is now required for the Office of the Legislative Assembly. This bill provides such an appropriation, and I wholeheartedly commend it to the Assembly.

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

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Review of the Emergency Response Strategy for Children in Crisis in the ACT—Who is looking out for the Territory's Children?—Final Report by the ACT Public Advocate, dated 31 May 2012, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 21 September 2011.

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Commissioner for the Environment Amendment Bill 2012, dated 21 and 22 May 2012.

Crimes (Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill 2012, dated 15 and 16 May 2012.

Electoral Amendment Bill 2012, dated 15 and 16 May 2012.

Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Bill 2012, dated 14 May 2012.

Legislative Assembly (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2012, dated 21 and 22 May 2012.

Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2012, dated 21 and 22 May 2012.

Road Transport (General) Amendment Bill 2012, dated 11 and 14 May 2012.

Committee Reports—Schedule of Government Responses as at 4 June 2012, including outstanding Government responses in Sixth Assembly.

2013 Canberra Centenary—Funding and tourism—Letters to the Speaker from:

Senator the Hon Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, dated 1 May 2012, concerning the resolution of the Assembly of 28 March 2012.

The Hon Peter Slipper MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, dated 10 May 2012, concerning the resolution of the Assembly of 28 March 2012.


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