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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3025..

Report on the Future of Policing in the ACT

Debate resumed from 21 September 1995, on motion by Mr Connolly:

That the report be noted.

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for Police) (11.41): Mr Speaker, I have a Government response to the Legal Affairs Committee's report, "Future of Policing in the ACT", and I seek leave to have it incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

Document incorporated at Appendix 6.

Debate (on motion by Mr Connolly) adjourned.

Reports and Statements

MR OSBORNE: I present Report No. 18 of 1995 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Mr Speaker, Report No. 18 of 1995 contains the committee's comments on one Bill. Mr Speaker, as this is the last sitting day I would like, as chairman of the committee, to thank my fellow members - Mr Whitecross, who stood in for me on a number of trips away, and Mr Hird - and also the staff, Mr Duncan and Ms Irvin. I would like to thank them for their help throughout the year, and I especially thank Professor Whalan for his expertise. I commend this report to the Assembly.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I ask for leave of the Assembly to present a report on the scrutiny conference I attended in Hobart on 8 December 1995 and to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR WHITECROSS: Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 19 of 1995 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation entitled "Chairmen and Secretaries of Scrutiny Committees Conference". Mr Speaker, the main item before the conference was processes for better scrutiny of national scheme legislation. The committee was encouraged by the bipartisan support for better scrutiny

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