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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3881..


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Proposed new clause 11 (4) (c)

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(c) the object of ecologically sustainable development.

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Proposed clause 11 (6), new definitions

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            1. ecologically sustainable development
            2. means the effective integration of economic and environmental considerations in decision-making processes achievable through implementation of the following principles:

              (a) the precautionary principle;

              (b) the inter-generational equity principle;

              (c) conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity;

              (d) improved valuation and pricing of environmental resources.

            3. inter-generational equity principle
            4. means that the present generation should ensure that the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of future generations.


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              Proposed new clause 11 (6), new definition

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              precautionary principle means that, if there is a threat of serious or irreversible environmental damage, a lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.

              Schedule 3

              Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

              Amendments moved by the Attorney-General

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              Proposed new part 2A

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              Part 2A Criminal Code 2002

              7A Act amended-pt 2A

              This part amends the Criminal Code 2002.


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