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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . .

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by allowing orders under the old scheme to be recognised interstate without requiring victims to travel interstate to apply for recognition.

The bill also supports our restorative justice unit to deliver its inclusive, culturally appropriate and safe restorative justice scheme. As the Law Reform Advisory Council continues its inquiry into how Canberra can become a restorative city, this amendment recognises the increased responsibilities of the restorative justice unit by adjusting reporting time frames to better reflect the restorative justice unit's expanded workload.

The JACS bill also makes other amendments to adjust time frames, including expanding the circumstances under which an interstate professional standards scheme operating in the ACT may be extended and adjusting the time frames for tabling national amending regulations for the heavy vehicles national law in the Legislative Assembly, as Mr Rattenbury has mentioned. These amendments allow the ACT to participate fully in interstate schemes and ensure that there is consistency and clarity about their application in this jurisdiction.

Madam Speaker, the JACS bill makes a range of technical amendments to ensure the protection of Canberrans and the continued participation of the ACT in national and interstate regulatory schemes. The bill will also improve access to justice for victims of family violence and people with decision-making disabilities who are in contact with the justice system. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Fitzharris for 12 April 2018 to enable her, as Minister for Health, to attend meetings in Sydney associated with the COAG Health Council meeting being held the next day.

Sitting suspended from 12.12 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Land—Dickson purchase

MR COE: My question is to the Chief Minister. Government documents relating to the Tradies land swap indicate that the Dickson Tradies Club had been seeking to obtain the adjacent car park for some years. The government obtained a valuation for the site. You said in the Assembly on 25 October:


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