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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . .

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Government amendment No 14 omits references to the minister in the explanatory note in the context of the end of the provisional registration period, where no decision has yet been made on final registration. Government amendment No 15 removes references to other administrative matters, as they are redundant in accordance with the other government amendments which remove the call-in power provision. By and large, clearly these amendments give effect to the removal of ministerial call-in power provisions as drafted in the original bill.

In amending this full range of provisions, the government amendments re-create the provisions of the existing heritage legislation in relation to the administrative processes and decision-making and reporting functions of the council. I commend the amendments to the Assembly.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Register of lobbyists

Statement by Deputy Speaker

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 5 August 2014, in relation to the development of the ACT Register of Lobbyists, on behalf of the Speaker I wish to inform members that after consultation with the Clerk, the Speaker has determined that 1 January 2015 will be the commencement date for the new lobbyist arrangements.

Adjournment

Mr Ian Fraser

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (5.39): I move:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise publicly the service of Mr Ian Fraser, who has been providing advice to government ministers on biodiversity and natural resource management issues for more than 30 years. Earlier this year, Mr Fraser indicated to me that with some regret he would be retiring from his position as chair of the ACT Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee at the end of the 2014 calendar year, a position he has held since 2005.

I accepted Ian's resignation with similar regret, particularly because of his long service of some 30 years on the committee and its predecessors, through which he has provided dependable and frank advice to both me and previous ministers for the environment.


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