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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3014..


There are a number of Acts that require industry to publicly display their licence at their place of business. These include: Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Act 2010, Security Industry Act 2003, Tobacco Act 1927, Hawkers Act 2003, Road Transport (Public Passenger Service) Act 2001. The Pawnbrokers Act 1902 and Second-hand Dealers Act 1906 do not require the licence to be display, however, the business must have a sign at the entry to the premises stating that they are licensed and the management must be able to produce licence a when requested.

There are a number of Acts that require ACT Government to keep a publicly available list of licensees. These include: Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Act 2009, Associations Incorporations Act 1991, Agents Act 2003, Prostitution Act 1992, Business Names Act 1963, Sale of Motor Vehicles Act 1977, Charitable Collections Act 2003, Liquor Act 2010, Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Act 2010, Pawnbrokers Act 1902, Second-hand Dealers Act 1906, Security Industry Act 2003, Tobacco Act 1927 and Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995.

(2) The purposes of these requirements are:

* To advise the community of the application for a licence, prior to it being issued, so that public objections to the granting of a licence can be made.

* Ensuring that only licensed businesses can trade in the industry.

* Ensuring that consumers can check that businesses are licensed before engaging them.

The relevant laws are set out in the answer above. In regard to the Sale of Motor Vehicle Act 1977 the advertisement must be notified in a daily newspaper and section 11B sets out the content for the advertisement. In regard to the Agents Act 2003 the advertisement must be notified in a daily newspaper and include the requirements are set out in sections 28 and 52. In regard to the Liquor Act 2010 the advertisement must be notified in a daily newspaper and include the requirements set out in section 34.

Housing—low cost boarding houses and hostels (Question No 2235)

Ms Bresnan asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 2 May 2012 (redirected to the Minister for Economic Development):

(1) What work has the ACT Government undertaken, separate from the development of legislation, to see low cost boarding houses and hostels established in the ACT.

(2) Who has the ACT Government undertaken that work with.

(3) What amount of funds has the ACT Government allocated to this work and what exactly has or will it be spent on.

(4) Is the ACT Government developing proposals to own and operate low cost boarding houses and hostels itself, or is the ownership and management proposed to be undertaken by private or community organisations.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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