Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2162..
Bushfire Inquiry (Protection of Statements) Amendment Bill 2003
Amendments moved by Ms Tucker
Proposed new clause 3A
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subsection 4 (2) of the Principal Act
Proposed new section 4 (3A)
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omit proposed new section 4 (3A), substitute
(3A) The Territory, the Chief Minister, Mr McLeod, or a person acting under the direction of the Chief Minister or Mr McLeod, is not civilly liable for anything done honestly in relation to the preparation or making public of the report.
(3B) A person is not civilly liable for publishing honestly-
(a) the report, or a fair copy of the report, as made public; or
(b) a fair summary of, or a fair extract from, the report as made public.
(3C) This section does not deprive a person of any defence the person might have relied on apart from this section.