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the minister to approve the director’s leave, if the director intends to be on leave for longer than 14 consecutive days, or for 28 days in any 12-month period.

While the director’s appointment to the position of Director of Territory Records is made under the Territory Records Act, part 4, the director is employed as an SES member under the Public Sector Management Act. The words “except on leave given by the minister” are replaced by the words “other than on approved leave”, removing the requirement created for the minister to approve the director’s leave.

Schedule 2 contains amendments proposed by the parliamentary counsel to ensure that the overall structure of the statute book is developed to reflect best practice. This bill does not provide for such amendments, but the schedule heading is retained to preserve the usual numbering of schedule 3.

Schedule 3 contains technical amendments proposed by the parliamentary counsel. The amendments made correct minor typographical or clerical errors, improve grammar or syntax, omit redundant provisions, remove gender-specific references, or otherwise update or improve the form of the legislation. Amendments are included in this schedule only if they are technical; that is, they do not change the effect of the law in significant respects and, again, are not controversial.

Schedule 3 of this bill includes amendments to correct minor errors, including to correct typographical errors, update cross-references, update language, update endnotes, omit redundant provisions, and renumber paragraphs. As has been identified—and Minister Cheyne gave a good summary—schedule 3 also includes amendments to remove gender-specific language from multiple acts and regulations.

Finally, a schedule 4 is included if the bill is to include repeals of obsolete or unnecessary legislation, but there is no schedule 4 in this bill.

I would like to express my appreciation for members’ support for the technical amendments program. 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.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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