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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3509 ..


processes equal to the government forms of identification permitted under the act and is increasingly used by people across Australia to verify proof of age and identity.

The ACT has had the Electronic Transactions Act 2001 to provide for information requirements in legislation in electronic form. To ensure that there is no barrier to the use of electronic forms where it is the most efficient and appropriate approach, the bill removes references to the compulsory or sole use of outdated communications through the statute book, such as "fax" and "telex" machines.

This government is ensuring that our legislation is fit for purpose. The red tape reduction bill ensures that we are consistently simplifying our legislation and our regulation, as well as modernising it so that it is reflective of the modern, innovative and ever-improving city we live in. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wall) adjourned to the next sitting.

Legislative Assembly

Sitting pattern 2019

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (10.55): I move:

That:

(1) unless the Speaker fixes an alternative day or hour of meeting on receipt of a request in writing from an absolute majority of Members, or the Assembly otherwise orders, the Assembly shall meet as follows for 2019:

February 12 13 14 19 20 21 March 19 20 21 April 2 3 4 May 14 15 16 June 4 5 6 July 30 31 August 1 13 14 15 20 21 22 September 17 18 19 24 25 26 October 22 23 24 November 26 27 28; and


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