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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 August 1995) . . Page.. 1249 ..


SCRUTINY OF BILLS AND SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION -STANDING COMMITTEE

Reports and Statements

MR OSBORNE: I present Reports Nos 7 and 8 of 1995 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation and I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the reports.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Report No. 7 of 1995, which I have just presented, was circulated when the Assembly was not sitting, on 29 June 1995, pursuant to the resolution of appointment of 9 March 1995. Report No. 8 of 1995 contains the committee's comments on 75 pieces of subordinate legislation and two Government responses. I commend the reports to the Assembly.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a short comment in relation to Report No. 8.

Leave granted.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I draw the Assembly's attention in particular to some of the comments of the committee in Report No. 8 dealing with explanatory statements attached to subordinate legislation dealing with increases in charges which appear to be misleading in terms of the scope of those increases, in particular the practice by some departments of claiming that the increases are in line with increases in the CPI when the actual increases appear to be well in excess of CPI increases. Two particular determinations - Determination No. 71 relating to the Trade Measurement (Administration) Act and Determination No. 85 relating to the Gas Act - are of particular concern in that regard. I draw that to the attention of the Assembly as a whole and I hope that the Government pays particular attention to it because it is concerning that subordinate legislation is going out with explanatory statements which do not accurately reflect the content of the actual measures which they are meant to amplify.

BUSINESS FRANCHISE (TOBACCO AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1995

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (3.46): I ask for leave to present the Business Franchise (Tobacco and Petroleum Products) (Amendment) Bill 1995.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I present the Business Franchise (Tobacco and Petroleum Products) (Amendment) Bill 1995 and its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.


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