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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 3990..


MR WOOD

(continuing):

Third, schedule 4 repeals the Institute for the Study of Man and Society Incorporation Act 1968. The act provides for the incorporation of an institute known as the Institute for the Study of Man and Society to promote the understanding and study of society. The incorporation was part of the preparatory work for the institute undertaken in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I understand that, although enough funds were raised for a building on land granted to the institute by the former National Capital Development Authority, there were insufficient funds for ongoing costs and the land was surrendered. The institute never became a reality and the act has no ongoing operation.

Finally, schedule 4 repeals a number of registrable instruments which are spent but are not repealed by the automatic repeal provision of the Legislation Act 2001 because, for example, of a substantive provision in the instrument. The instruments will be retained on the legislation register but moved to the repealed part of the register. The removal of the spent instruments from the current instruments part of the legislation register will assist users to find the current law more easily by removing unnecessary clutter.

In addition to the explanatory notes in the bill, the Parliamentary Counsel is also available to provide any further information or explanation that members would like about any of the amendments or repeals in the bill.

The bill, while minor and technical in nature, is another important building block in the development of a modernised and accessible ACT statute book that is second to none in Australia. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Australian Crime Commission (ACT) Bill 2003

Mr Wood

, on behalf of Mr Stanhope , presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by clerk.

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) (11.26): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased to introduce the Australian Crime Commission (ACT) Bill 2003 into this Assembly. This bill complements the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 of the Commonwealth and provides for the operation of the Australian Crime Commission in the ACT under territory law.

The Australian Crime Commission replaced the National Crime Authority and combines the investigative functions of the National Crime Authority with the criminal intelligence functions of the former Office of Strategic Crime Assessment and the former Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence.


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