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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (14 May) . . Page.. 1922..


MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Community Affairs) (10.44): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I seek leave to have my speech incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The incorporated document appears at attachment 1 on page 2104.

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

Public Sector Management Amendment Bill 2004

Mr Stanhope , pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Community Affairs) (10.45): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I seek leave to have my speech incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The incorporated document appears at attachment 2 on page 2105.

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

Court Procedures Bill 2004

Mr Stanhope , pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Community Affairs) (10.46): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Court Procedures Bill 2004 and the associated Court Procedures (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2004 have been developed to permit the harmonisation of practices and procedures in our courts, particularly the Supreme Court and the Magistrates Court. It removes jurisdictional anomalies between our courts and between our tribunals. The practices and procedures used in our courts derive from different sources. As a result the


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