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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 September 2005) . . Page.. 3403 ..


Amendments agreed to.

Clause 34, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 35 agreed to.

Clause 36.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (5.41): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 3416]. Just briefly: for the same reasons as I put in relation to the amendment to clause 19, I am putting this amendment to clause 36. Essentially, the point of these amendments is to make the key criteria underpinning this legislation disallowable instruments. In this case, these criteria relate to the declaration of tree management precincts.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.42): The opposition will be supporting this amendment because it is an important matter that should be brought into the jurisdiction of the parliament rather than merely left with officials.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, and Acting Minister for Education and Training) (5.42): The government will support this amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 36, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 37.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.43): I move amendment No 5 circulated in my name [see schedule 3 at page 3417]. As with all of the others, this is an important element. Here the declaration of a tree management precinct is to be made by the minister without the scrutiny of the Assembly. As this bill evolves, if it passes, the importance of what is and is not a tree management precinct will have huge impacts on property owners in the ACT and there should be more public scrutiny of what is or is not a tree management precinct, which is why the opposition believes that this is a matter that should be reviewed by the Legislative Assembly.

Amendment negatived.

Clause 37 agreed to.

Clause 38 to 42, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 43.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.44): I move amendment No 6 circulated in my name [see schedule 3 at page 3417]. This is another of the suite of attempts to change


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