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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (13 May) . . Page.. 1364..


Madam Speaker, having said all of that, I again thank the public accounts committee for its time and support of the bill. I commend it and the Office of the Legislative Assembly appropriation bill 2013-14 to the Assembly. Just for completeness, that bill appropriates funds of $73,000 to the OLA to meet expected costs arising from the anticipated outcome of the government's offer in relation to expiring EBAs. I commend both bills to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2013-2014 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 20 March 2014, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Bill 2013

Debate resumed from 28 November 2013, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.37): At the outset I indicate that the opposition will be supporting this bill and will also be supporting the amendment in the detail stage. The bill contains a number of sensible amendments to the current legislation which will increase the effectiveness of police actions in keeping Canberra's roads safe, at the same time providing appropriate personal safeguards for those lawfully going about their daily business on our roads.

There have been a number of concerns that have been raised both in the media and by the Canberra Liberals concerning a particular element of this bill. This concerns the right of police to continue to detain drivers who are not under suspicion of any offence. The issue is not whether the police can continue to randomly detain drivers for blood or drug testing but how long drivers can be held if equipment is not


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