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use of these rescission clauses for buyers and sellers alike. 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.
Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Debate resumed from 11 November 2021, on motion by Mr Rattenbury:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (11.42): I note this omnibus bill provides changes to over a dozen pieces of legislation in the Attorney-General’s portfolio to clarify language, to update the legislation to conform with clear and accepted procedures, to increase options for processing of government services and to recognise digital capabilities, as well as a raft of other minor and technical changes.
Given the detail that would be required to speak to this, I am happy to leave that in the hands of the Attorney-General. I do want to thank, again, the Attorney-General for a briefing provided by his staff on 18 October. The Canberra Liberals will not be opposing this bill.
MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra—Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Minister for Human Rights and Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (11.43): I just want to speak briefly because this bill makes amendments, as Mr Cain noted, to a range of legislation, primarily in the Attorney-General’s portfolio but also to some acts within my own portfolio or which certainly touch on the operational aspects of my portfolio.
Firstly, the amendment to the Liquor Act will facilitate the recognition of interstate responsible service of alcohol certificates. In the ACT our law has required an expiry date but not all states’ responsible service of alcohol certificates actually have an expiry date. I know that this has been a source of some consternation for some of our hospitality businesses and hotels and that the Australian Hotels Association ACT Branch will be welcoming this change as it will be easier for new Canberrans to use their RSAs as a result of this amendment. With their skills and expertise from other states, they will be able to contribute to the vibrant hospitality scene here in Canberra.
This bill also amends the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1997, which is firmly in my portfolio, in two key ways. Firstly, it clarifies the information that an integrated birth certificate includes. Members may recall that integrated birth certificates became available in the ACT recently following legislation that was