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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3008..


BOXING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1995

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (10.39): Mr Speaker, I present the Boxing Control (Amendment) Bill 1995, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STEFANIAK: I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

I seek leave to incorporate my presentation speech in Hansard.

Leave granted.

Speech incorporated at Appendix 5.

Debate (on motion by Mr Whitecross) adjourned.

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA (TRANSFER) BILL 1995

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Training) (10.40): Mr Speaker, I present the University of Canberra (Transfer) Bill 1995, together with its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STEFANIAK: I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased to present this Bill. Cabinet agreed in August to the transfer of the university from the Commonwealth to the ACT. The Bill amends the University of Canberra Act and other laws where necessary. Commonwealth legislation to enable the transfer has been introduced into parliament this session. This will place the University of Canberra under ACT jurisdiction. Commonwealth legislation should be passed early next year. A Federal election could disrupt this timetable. Optimistically, the University of Canberra will become part of the ACT in mid-1996.

The Bill is the culmination of extensive consultation with university officers and Commonwealth and ACT governments. It will bring the university under Territory legislation. All other universities are under the auspices of States or Territories, with the exception of the Australian National University. There are considerable benefits for the Government. The transfer identifies the university with the Canberra community. It is a sign of confidence in the Territory and our Government. It will facilitate collaboration between the university and government agencies, business and community organisations.


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