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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . .

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Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro) (5.39): Pursuant to standing order 182A(c), I seek leave to move an amendment to this bill as it is in response to comment made by the scrutiny committee.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 109] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the bill.

As I indicated in my closing comments in the in-principle stage, this amendment is in response to comment from the scrutiny of bills committee. It provides for a new section, 35B(3), which provides that the judicial council, if it dismisses a complaint after a preliminary examination, must advise the complainant that the complaint has been dismissed. This is a sensible suggestion from the scrutiny of bills committee, and the government is happy to incorporate it into this bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Ms Esther Woodbury

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Disability, Minister for Racing and Gaming and Minister for the Arts) (5.41): I move:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

I take the opportunity to make comments in regard to Esther Woodbury. It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Esther Woodbury on 21 January this year, and her family and friends celebrated Esther's life on Tuesday, 27 January. Esther was known to many people in the ACT as a mother to her son, Jack, and her daughter, Rebecca. I can speak a little of her son, Jack, as it was through his life that I came to know Esther.

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