Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 10 Hansard (5 December) . . Page.. 2682..
MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):
Publications Control (Amendment) Act 1990;
Publications Control (Amendment) Act 1991;
Publications Control (Amendment) Act 1993;
Publications Control (Amendment) Act 1994.".
I present the explanatory memorandum for the amendments and simply indicate that the amendments are to clarify issues that were unclear in the original legislation. They do not change the substance of the legislation. They simply clarify what could be described as drafting errors in the original legislation.
Amendments agreed to.
Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
MR BERRY (4.44): Mr Speaker and members, if you have not remembered, today is the anniversary of the 1989 formation of the Alliance Government. That is something we ought never to let go by without wearing a little black armband, because it was a day which led to a great deal of instability in the ACT. We can all remember how the old Liberal philosophies attempted to shove their way through in those days. Mr Humphries moved to close the Royal Canberra Hospital. His closure of Weston Creek Health Centre gives us a sense of deja vu. It is all with us again, is it not? All the moves are on to close down health centres. The massive school closure plan almost incited riots in the community when Mr Humphries was let loose on the school system. Now we have Mr Stefaniak taking over the reins from him. Charnwood High School is for the chop. It is being strangled into closure. In a repeat of the plans, the Liberals are to close Kippax Health Centre, Melba Health Centre and so on. The old philosophies are re-emerging.