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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 3547..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

Schedule D variations:

Lincoln Hawkins, dated 21 August 2003 and 22 August 2003.

Trevor Wheeler, dated 18 August 2003 and 25 August 2003.

Clare Wall, dated 11 August 2003 and 29 August 2003.

Judy Redmond, dated 29 August 2003.

Stephen Bramah, dated 5 September 2003.

Diane Kargas, dated 29 August 2003 and 8 September 2003.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the contracts.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, these documents are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which requires the tabling of all executive contracts and contract variations. Contracts were previously tabled on 26 August 2003. Today I have presented two long-term contracts, four short-term contracts and six contract variations. The details of the contracts will be circulated to members.

Paper

Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

Remuneration Tribunal Act, pursuant to section 12-Determination No 131, together with statement, relating to Part-time Holders of Public Office, Education, Youth and Family Services Portfolio, dated 19 August 2003.

Charitable Collections Regulations 2003

Paper and statement by minister

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Minister for Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Charitable Collections Act-Charitable Collections Regulations 2003-Subordinate Law SL2003-33 (LR, 22 September 2003).

I ask for leave to make a very short statement.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: When we debated and passed the Charitable Collections Act earlier this year, I advised the Assembly that the government had done extensive consultation on the introduction of the new measures, and it had. I want now to advise members that we have done even more consultation on the accompanying regulations that I have tabled today.

I wish to advise the house that, as a result of the two rounds of consultation, there have been a number of changes, including exempting collections of less than $15,000 in a financial year; exempting organisations accredited with AusAID and charitable


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