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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3674..


Medical certificates (continuing):

By contrast, an offence is one of strict liability if there are no mental fault elements for any of the physical elements of the offence. Essentially, this means that conduct alone is sufficient to make the defendant culpable. For example, if an employer does not have a compulsory insurance policy, the conduct alone, that is of not having a policy, is sufficient to establish the offence.

In summary, the bill makes important amendments associated with the new agreement on workers compensation cross-border coverage. It makes minor policy changes to clarify the operation of the scheme in relation to volunteers, trainees, the limitations period, the insurers' obligation on notification of injury, medical certificates, the reporting of wages by employers to their insurer and the repayment of statutory lump sums. These changes are designed to refine the operation of the scheme to ensure that it is operating fairly and consistently. The bill also implements the provisions of the ACT criminal law reforms for both new and existing penalty provisions in the act. I ask the Assembly to note the Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2003 (No 2).

Debate (on motion by Mr Pratt ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report No 15

Debate resumed from 17 June 2003, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to:

That order of the day No 1, Assembly business, relating to the Government response to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment's Report No 15-Variation No 200 to the Territory Plan-Residential Land Use Policies, Modifications to Residential Codes and Master Plan Procedures-Garden City Variation, be discharged from the notice paper.

Estimates 2003-2004-Select Committee

Report-government response

Debate resumed from 24 June 2003, on motion by Mr Quinlan:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Motion (by Mr Quinlan ) agreed to:

That order of the day No 2, Assembly business, relating to the Government response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2003-2004 report on Appropriation Bill 2003-2004, be discharged from the notice paper.

Public Accounts-Standing Committee

Report No 7


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