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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (2 March) . . Page.. 605..


(1) In working out the meaning of a Territory law, an interpretation that is consistent with human rights is as far as possible to be preferred.

(2) Subsection (1) is subject to the Legislation Act, section 139.

Schedule 5

Human Rights Bill 2003

Amendments moved by Ms Tucker

1

Clause 31 (2), new note

Page 15, line 13-

insert

Note The matters to be taken into account under this subsection are consistent with those required to be taken into account under the Legislation Act, s 141 (2).

2

Clause 32 (3)

Page 15, line 25-

omit clause 32 (3), substitute

(3) The declaration of incompatibility does not affect the validity, operation or enforcement of the law.

3

Clause 39

Page 19, line 1-

[oppose the clause]

4

Clause 41 (1) (a)

Page 20, line 9-

after

report

insert

in writing

5

New clause 41 (1A) to (1C)

Page 20, line 13-

insert

(1A) The Attorney-General must present a copy of a report mentioned in subsection (1) (a) to the Legislative Assembly within 6 sitting days after the day the Attorney-General receives the report.


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