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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 12 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 3808..

(b) the agreement by the government agency to the clause was not in accordance with section 10 (Grounds for confidentiality of information).

Part 4 - miscellaneous

10B Effect of disclosure of confidential information

If information required to be kept confidential by a confidentiality clause is disclosed under this Act, that disclosure does not affect the continuing force of the confidentiality clause under the contract.

10C Effect of other disclosure laws

This Act does not change the effect of any other Territory law that deals with an obligation either to disclose or not to disclose information.

10D Regulation - making power

The Executive may make regulations for this Act.".

Amendments -

Schedule, page 6 -

Line 1, heading, omit the heading, substitute the following heading:

"SCHEDULE (See s 9)


Line 23, at the end of clause N insert the following new subclauses:

"N.3 The Public Access to Government Contracts Act 2000 applies to this contract.

N.4 The following grounds mentioned in subsection 10 (1) of the Public Access to Government Contracts Act 2000 apply to clause M and this clause: [list of relevant grounds in subsection 10 (1)].".

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Mr Humphries, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs, Attorney - General and Treasurer) (11:03): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

This is the fifth bill in a series of bills dealing with legislation within the justice and community safety portfolio. The bill makes a number of substantive as well as technical amendments to portfolio legislation. In the latter regard, it corrects an error in the Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Act 2000 and simplifies a number of other acts.

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