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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 8 Hansard (24 October) . . Page.. 1950..


MS TUCKER (3.41): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave of the Assembly to move a motion to establish a Select Committee on Competition Policy Reform.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

That -

(1) a Select Committee on Competition Policy Reform be appointed to inquire into and report on the Competition Policy Reform Bill 1995 to assess the impacts, whether positive or negative, of the introduction of the Bill on the ACT community and in particular to:

(a) determine the impact on the ability of the Assembly and the Government of the ACT to pursue policies and protect the interests of the Territory in relation to:

(i) legislation and policies relating to protection of the environment, including fostering environmentally sustainable practices;

(ii) social welfare and equity objectives;

(iii) maintenance of basic wage and work conditions, including legislation and policies relating to matters such as occupational health and safety, and access and equity;

(iv) the interests of consumers;

(v) the economic wellbeing of the local community;

(vi) the efficient allocation of resources; and

(vii) any other services provided by or on the behalf of the ACT Government;

(b) determine and assess:

(i) alternative options for achieving any benefits which may be achieved through enactment of the Bill;

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