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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 10 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 4098..


Amendment agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 2 and 3, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Proposed new clause 3A.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (6.49): Mr Speaker, I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name, which inserts a new clause 3A, and I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments [see schedule 5 at page 4105].

This simply adds the phrase "to provide for the licensing of vehicles" as one of the objects of the act.

MS DUNDAS (6.49): I wish to put on the record at this stage that the Democrats have no issue with the government's amendments, which largely implement the government's decision to buy back the hire car licences. As I have indicated previously, the Democrats agree with this proposal and hence will support the amendments that are coming up in relation to this. There are other amendments, which deal with minor issues, such as the incorporation of additional protections against illegal hire car services and broadening the objects and functions in the act to incorporate the new hire car scheme. The Democrats are happy to support these changes put forward by the government.

Proposed new clause 3A agreed to.

Clause 4.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Minister for Arts and Heritage) (6.50): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 5 at page 4105].

This amends clause 4A of the bill so that it is clear that the criminal code applies to the new offence of providing unauthorised public passenger services. That provision is provided in amendment 8.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 4, as amended, agreed to.

Proposed new clause 4A.

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Minister for Arts and Heritage) (6.51): I move amendment No 3 circulated in my name, which inserts a new clause 4A [see schedule 5 at page 4105].


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