Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3955..
MR RUGENDYKE (continuing):
sitting week of next year. Considering that the thrust of its contents already will have been debated, I envisage the final passage of it being a straightforward process. I commend the Bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Humphries ) adjourned.
Debate resumed from 1 September 1999.
Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.
MR BERRY (10.52): I seek leave to move the five amendments which have been circulated in my name together.
MR BERRY: I move:
Clause 23, page 9, line 32, subclause (5), after "must not", insert ", without reasonable excuse,".
Clause 35, page 12 -
Line 19, subclause (1), omit "may", substitute "must".
Line 33, after subclause (2), insert the following new subclause:
"(3) The application must be given to the registrar within 1 month after the applicant becomes an employee or within any additional time that the registrar allows.".
Clause 36, page 13 -
Line 2, subclause (1), omit "may", substitute "must".
Line 20, after subclause (2), insert the following new subclause:
'(3) The application must be given to the registrar within 4 months after the employee becomes an employee or within any additional time that the registrar allows.".
These amendments result from a consultation process and consideration of this Bill by the scrutiny of Bills committee. There have been inclusions which put employees under the same arrangement as applies to employers in respect of notification of the requirement to include them on the register. They are dealt with in amendments 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Amendment 1 picks up suggestions from the scrutiny of Bills committee report about including the "reasonable excuse" defence where somebody may offend this particular legislation by failing to comply with the requirement of an inspector. The amendments are quite straightforward.