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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 774..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I move amendments 1 and 2 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 816] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to those amendments.

These amendments are technical. The first amendment replaces the word "carried"with the word "transported". This corrects a minor incorrect reference. During drafting of the bill, the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel decided to use the word "carried"instead of "transported"as a more modern and broader term. However, the reference in this section is also a technical term defined under dangerous goods standards-that is, goods too dangerous to be transported. The second amendment inserts the word "as"after the word "document". This makes clear that the document referred to in clause 10(3) is the version of the document in effect as at the date of commencement of the bill.

Amendments agreed to.

Clause 10, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 11 to 13, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 14.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (4.39): I move amendment No 3 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 816].

This amendment inserts a new clause to ensure that, where dangerous substances are packaged, the packaging must be labelled or placarded in accordance with the regulations. This clarification is required because in some cases dangerous substances-such as a car battery-do not need to be packaged at all, and labelling or placarding could be directly on the dangerous substance itself. It is essential that the labelling and placarding provisions apply where a substance is packaged in containers as well as when the dangerous substance is not packaged.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 14, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 15.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (4.40): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 816].

This amendment substitutes the words "kill or injure a person"with the words "cause the death of or harm to a person". This makes the wording in clause 15 consistent with other provisions in the bill-for example, clauses 43 and 44 of the bill.


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