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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 2 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 558..

This bill ensures the transparency of government decision-making in relation to the allocation of financial resources to fulfil the government's policy objectives in a timely fashion.

I commend Appropriation Bill 2012-13 (No 2) to the Assembly.

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

Public Accounts—Standing Committee


Motion (by Mr Smyth) agreed to:

That the Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2) be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (10.07): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends a range of laws that concern the Justice and Community Safety portfolio. This bill will improve the effectiveness of the ACT statute book, and the amendments it contains are minor and uncontroversial.

The bill makes necessary technical and consequential amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 2012 and other laws which are important for the commencement of the Retirement Villages Act.

In addition to the changes proposed in this piece of legislation, government is working closely with stakeholders to ensure that any regulations, including those of a transitional or savings nature, are finalised so that the scheme can commence as smoothly as possible.

This bill also amends a number of acts in relation to the operation of the Retirement Villages Act, including the Civil Law (Property) Act 2006, Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act 2003, Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Act 1992, Land Titles Act 1925, and Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

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