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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 95..


Tuesday, 16 February 1999

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MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY - STANDING COMMITTEE
Scrutiny Report No. 1 of 1999 and Statement

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to present Scrutiny Report No. 1 of 1999.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: I present Scrutiny Report No. 1 of 1999 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, performing the duties of a scrutiny of Bills and subordinate legislation committee. I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: Scrutiny Report No. 1 of 1999 contains the committee's comments on one Bill, 37 pieces of subordinate legislation and six government responses. I commend the report to the Assembly.

RACING BILL 1998

Debate resumed from 10 December 1998, on motion by Ms Carnell:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR QUINLAN (10.33): Mr Speaker, the Opposition supports this Bill. It is a legal framework for the regulation and administration of the racing industry within the ACT. It enables the established racing clubs to become controlling bodies and therefore qualify for membership of the peak racing bodies within Australia. It also provides for a Racing Appeals Tribunal. Some of our members will be pleased to know that the president and the vice-president will be members of the legal profession, so the racing industry can look forward to some interesting hearings from time to time. Mr Speaker, we support the Bill.


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