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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (4 August) . . Page.. 3430..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

are in place to protect the community as well as ensuring clarity and certainty for the industry. I commend the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Amendment Regulations 2004 (No 1) to the Assembly.


Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-

Betting (ACTTAB Limited) Act-Betting (ACTTAB Limited) Rules of Betting Amendment 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-164 (LR, 28 July 2004).

Electoral Act-Electoral (Chairperson and Member) Appointment 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-161 (LR, 22 July 2004).

Financial Management Act-

Financial Management Amendment Guidelines 2004 (No 2)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-168 (LR, 30 July 2004).

Financial Management Amendment Guidelines 2004 (No 3)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-169 (LR, 30 July 2004).

Gaming Machine Act-Gaming Machine Regulations 2004-Subordinate Law SL2004-30 (LR, 30 July 2004).

Government Procurement Act-Government Procurement (Principles) (Ethical Suppliers) Amendment Guideline 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-174 (LR, 2 August 2004).

Hotel School Act-Hotel School Appointment 2004 (No 4)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-166 (LR, 29 July 2004).

National Exhibition Centre Trust Act-National Exhibition Centre Trust Appointment 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-167 (LR, 29 July 2004).

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act-Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Maximum Fares Determination 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-117 (LR, 19 July 2004).

Territory Superannuation Provision Protection Act-Superannuation Management Amendment Guidelines 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-170 (LR, 30 July 2004).

Tree Protection (Interim Scheme) Act-Tree Protection (Interim Scheme).

Commissioner for the Family Bill 2004

Debate resumed from 31 March 2004, on motion by Mrs Burke:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (3.21): Mr Speaker, the government will not be supporting this bill. We have had a very close look at it. Overall, it is a piece of what I think is bad legislation, which has not been thought through well enough by the opposition.

The Commissioner for the Family Bill 2004 is based on the premise that the interests of families are clearly identifiable and homogenous in nature, but there are consistent issues which affect all families within the territory: that the ACT lacks adequate advocacy

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