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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3583..


MRS CROSS (continuing):

dangers by strengthening the search and seizure powers of carers. I shall therefore be supporting it. I eagerly await the opening of the sobering-up facility in Civic and I enthusiastically wait to see what impact it will have on Canberra.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Arts and Heritage, and Acting Minister for Health) (8.47): I thank members of the Assembly for their support for the bill, which took some time to implement. The government is now putting in place a legislative base that I hope will alleviate the problems that occurred in the past. I will move a couple of amendments in the detail stage in order to clarify provisions relating to searches.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clauses 1 to 4, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 5.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Arts and Heritage, and Acting Minister for Health) (8.47): I move amendment No. 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 3596].

I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments. As I indicated earlier, I have moved this amendment as a result of comments that were made in a report of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs on the scrutiny of bills and subordinate legislation. This amendment and the next amendment that I will move will make clear when a search can commence and the power of carers conducting such a search.

Amendment agreed to.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Arts and Heritage, and Acting Minister for Health) (8.48): I move amendment No. 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 3596].

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 5, as amended, agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


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