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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (14 November) . . Page.. 3455..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

I have also tabled today Director of Public Prosecutions Direction 2006 (No 2). This direction will replace a similarly worded direction which was made in 1998. The direction is designed to ensure that the provisions of the Medical Treatment Act 1994 remain effective, despite the enactment of the commonwealth Euthanasia Laws Act 1997. The direction will provide that the Director of Public Prosecutions must not proceed with a prosecution of a health professional in particular circumstances where the death of a person follows the withdrawal or withholding of treatment or provision of pain relief to that person by the health professional.

Recent events have prompted inquiries about whether the correct processes were followed in making the 1998 direction. The new direction reinstates the effect of the previous direction and is made in the same terms as the previous direction. The new direction is fully compliant with the requirements for making such directions as set out under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1990. In particular, the Director of Public Prosecutions was consulted by me and supported the making of the direction.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Civil Wrongs Act, pursuant to section 205-General Reporting Requirements of Insurers.

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to subsection 29 (1)-Approval of Variation No 257 to the Territory Plan-Suburb of Crace, Gungahlin, dated 24 October 2006, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 21-Variation to the Territory Plan N. 257-Suburb of Crace Gungahlin-Government response.

Land Development Agency-annual report 2005-06

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo-Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13-Land Development Agency-Annual Report 2005-06-Corrigendum.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: In the LDA's 2005-06 annual report it was reported that approximately 130 hectares were sold by way of direct grant in 2005-06 and approximately 70 hectares were granted to other government agencies. There was a calculation error in determining these figures. In fact, approximately 35 hectares were sold by way of direct grant for a

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