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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 1 June 1995) . . Page.. 692 ..


This Bill is a cognate measure with the Auctioneers (Amendment) Bill 1995 and the Second-hand Dealers and Collectors (Amendment) Bill 1995. There are a few other substantive changes that I think are worth bringing to members’ attention. The Pawnbrokers Act does not require a police check of an applicant or give the police the right to object to a licence application. The amendments will introduce these elements into the Act. The Act does not impose a minimum age requirement for a person to be licensed as a pawnbroker. Under the amendments, and in common with other licensing regimes, the minimum age for the issue of a licence will be 18 years. I should mention that this Bill is dealt with in a combined explanatory memorandum which deals with the three Bills in this package and which I tabled a moment ago with the previous Bill. I commend the Bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Connolly) adjourned.

SECOND-HAND DEALERS AND COLLECTORS(AMENDMENT) BILL 1995

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (10.57): Mr Speaker, I present the Second-hand Dealers and Collectors (Amendment) Bill 1995.

Title read by Clerk.

MR HUMPHRIES: I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

This Bill is also a cognate measure with the Auctioneers (Amendment) Bill 1995 and the Pawnbrokers (Amendment) Bill 1995. The Second-hand Dealers and Collectors Act will be amended to remove the power to transfer a second-hand dealers licence and, in respect of collectors, to give the police a right to object to a licensing application. The Act does not impose a minimum age requirement for second-hand dealers and allows a person aged 15 years to be licensed as a collector. Under the amendments, and in common with other licensing regimes, the minimum age for the issue of both licences is changed to 18 years. This Bill is dealt with in a combined explanatory memorandum which deals with the three Bills in this package. I tabled that a moment ago in connection with the Auctioneers (Amendment) Bill. I commend this Bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Connolly) adjourned.


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