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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 7 Hansard (2 August) . .

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There will be further consultation on any new regulation, which may include creating standard definitions of some common terms and requiring information on a party's rights, obligations and statutory protections to accompany a contract for residential building work.

The amendments in this bill will help to implement reforms benefiting building owners and industry members with good practices. The amendments are complemented by administrative changes and increased education and information for all parties in the building process, from residential owners to large developers and from designers to those involved in construction and certification.

During my time as minister for planning, I have been encouraged by the support that I have received from many community and industry members to make lasting improvements to the building regulatory system. I thank them and the members here for their support of the bill and commend it to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Planning and Land Management, Minister for Racing and Gaming and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (5.27): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b) I seek leave to move together amendments to this bill that are minor and technical in nature.

Leave granted.

MR GENTLEMAN: I move amendments Nos 1 to 3 circulated in my name together [see schedule 2 at page 2170] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Gaming and Racing (Red Tape Reduction) Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Debate resumed from 9 June 2016, on motion by Mr Gentleman:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.


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