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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . .

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Despite this, progress is being made. No matter where we drove in Dili and the surrounding areas, smiling interested faces never ceased to appear and greet us. The trip on behalf of the Chief Minister provided many wonderful examples of the positive work going on every day between the people of Canberra and Dili.

In closing, I would like to thank His Excellency Mr Peter Doyle, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste; His Excellency Mr Miguel Manetelu, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports of Timor-Leste; Mrs Idelta Rodrigues, the Timor-Leste scouts association; Mr Reg Williams RFD, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia; Mr David Jones AM FCA, national chairman, Scouts Australia; Dr Chao Shou-Po, chair, Asia Pacific region of world scouting; Mr Jose Rizal Pangilinan, regional director, Asia Pacific region of world scouting; and, of course, Mr Neville Tomkins OAM JP, International Commissioner, Scouts Australia, who I know has dedicated countless time, energy and commitment to the delivery of the projects on the ground.

I congratulate all of these people and the many more people who have supported them in their organisations over the last few years in delivering for the children of Timor-Leste and ensuring that the lasting friendship between our two capital cities continues to produce such wonderful outcomes for both our countries. The Canberra community can be proud of the legacy of these projects, the story they leave and the difference they are already making to the lives of young people and future leaders of Timor-Leste.

I present the following paper:

Delegation to Dili, Timor-Leste—Ministerial statement.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 18 September 2014, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.44): The opposition will be supporting the bill. It is a bill that makes minor and non-controversial amendments to six acts administered by the JACS Directorate. I am satisfied that these amendments do not amount to policy changes.

There are two amendments to the Administration and Probate Act 1929. The first would require an executor or administrator of a deceased estate to use a prescribed form for giving notice of distribution of assets of the estate. This simple change provides more clarity and certainty to the administration process.


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