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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 7 October 2021) . . Page.. 2953 ..


Schedule of amendments

Schedule 1

Operational Efficiencies (COVID-19) Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Amendments moved by the Attorney-General

1

Clause 3

Page 2, line 15—

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• Children and Young People Act 2008

2

Proposed new part 3A

Page 4, line 12—

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Part 3AChildren and Young People Act 2008

8ADeclaration of emergency

New section 149 (2A)

insert

(2A) However, if the emergency relates to a COVID-19 emergency, the director-general may declare that an emergency exists in relation to the detention place for a period of not more than the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

8BNew section 149 (3A) to (3D)

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(3A) If 1 or more declarations under subsection (2A) are in force for a consecutive period of 28 days or more, the director-general must—

(a) at least every 28 days, conduct a review of whether there are reasonable grounds for continuing the declaration; and

(b) as soon as practicable after a review, advise the Minister in writing about any measures taken in response to the emergency under the declaration.

(3B) The first annual report prepared by the director-general under the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 after an emergency declaration ends must include information about the measures taken in response to the emergency while the declaration was in force.

(3C) A failure by the director-general to comply with subsection (3A) or (3B) does not affect the validity of the declaration.

(3D) A declaration made under subsection (2A) must be revoked if the director-general no longer believes there are reasonable grounds for the declaration.

8CNew section 149 (8) and (9)

after the note, insert


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