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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 6 (6 June) . .

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intended purpose or that require more work or expense than is necessary will be removed. The ACT Labor government's red tape reduction program ensures that the exercise of regulatory power is always focused on best serving the needs of the community. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (11.38): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 1935], and I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendment. The proposed amendment is technical in nature and clarifies that an ACNC registered entity will be exempt from section 14(1) of the Charitable Collections Act 2003. Section 14(1) specifies when it is unlawful to carry out a charitable collection. The specific reference will also include people authorised to undertake a charitable collection by an ACNC registered entity. This amendment is consistent with the intent to address duplication between the ACT and commonwealth legislation for these entities.

Amendment agreed to.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Amendment Bill 2017

Debate resumed from 30 March 2107, on motion by Ms Stephen-Smith:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR MILLIGAN (Yerrabi) (11.40): I can confirm to the Assembly that the opposition will not be opposing this bill. However, I will take this time to make some comments on the nature of the bill, the proposed amendments and the perceived position of the elected body in the Indigenous community. In the explanatory statement to the Assembly the minister noted that the intention of some of the proposed amendments was to replace the deficit language of the act with wording that was more consistent with equitable outcomes on a strengths-based approach. The minister stated that the amendments were designed to improve community and stakeholder understanding of the role of the elected body and that the bill would establish more effective community and stakeholder consultations.

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