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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3012..


MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

these amendments. This cooperation could include joint enforcement operations with other jurisdictions, if necessary, and this bill reflects the government's commitment in this area. I express my appreciation to the officers of the department and of parliamentary counsel for their work in developing this bill. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Canberra Institute of Technology (Validation of Fees) Bill 2006

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Industrial Relations) (10.58): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The purpose of this bill is to validate all fees collected by the Canberra Institute of Technology for the years 1993 to 2005 inclusive. The reason for this bill is that, prior to the enactment of the Legislation Act in 2001, the Subordinate Laws Act 1989 required any changes to the fee schedules charged at CIT be notified in the Government Gazette. The most recent date when the fee schedules were notified in the Government Gazette was 1 July 1991, as was required by the Subordinate Laws Act 1989. The last time that fees charged at the CIT were amended was for semester 1, 1999. This scale of fees was presented to the Assembly in 2006 and was notified on the legislation register on 2 March 2006, as required by the current Legislation Act.

This bill removes any doubt as to the validity of the fees charged at the CIT and prevents any misconceptions as to the legality of the fees collected by the CIT over the years during which the students have, as I am sure you will all agree, received excellent value for the financial contribution that they have made towards the cost of their tuition. I commend this bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Amendment Bill 2006

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Industrial Relations) (11.00): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.


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