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combat sports and this bill seeks to create the right regulatory environment to ensure that those risks are assessed and, if necessary, addressed. The amendment put forward by Mr Milligan undoes the intent of some of that legislation. Whilst I understand the sentiment he is trying to bring forward he goes too far in seeking to create a degree of exemption that is not consistent with the construction of the rest of the bill. We will not be able to support these amendments.

Question put:

That the amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9 : Miss C Burch, Ms Lawder, Mr Coe, Mr Milligan, Mrs Dunne, Mr Wall, Mr Hanson, Mrs Jones, Mrs Kikkert

Noes 12 : Ms Berry, Ms Orr, Ms J Burch, Mr Pettersson, Ms Cheyne, Mr Ramsay, Ms Cody, Mr Rattenbury, Mr Gentleman, Mr Steel, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Stephen-Smith

Amendments negatived.

Clause 61 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Retirement Villages Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Debate resumed from 29 November 2018, on motion by Mr Rattenbury:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.52): I rise today to address the government's Retirement Villages Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and to indicate our general support for this bill. The bill implements a second tranche of recommendations which were made as a result of the extensive 2015-16 review of the Retirement Villages Act 2012. With extensive previous ACT reviews, I can see that debate on this bill has been delayed for some time, partly because of ongoing discussion, debate and concern amongst residents and members of the public about the capital maintenance guidelines. I am pleased that there has been quite an extensive consultation process, from what I have heard from stakeholders.

From the perspective of the stakeholders, the definition of capital maintenance and capital replacement in retirement villages was one of the key points to address, and to address satisfactorily. Residents fund capital maintenance through recurrent charges, while capital replacement is the responsibility of the owner. The bill attempts to


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