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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 February 2010) . . Page.. 42 ..

Proposed new clause 10A.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (12.20): Pursuant to standing order 182A, I seek leave to move amendment No 1 circulated in my name as it is minor and technical in nature.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I move amendment No 1 which inserts a new clause 10A [see schedule 1 at page 120].

I will not take up any more time. Really, the need for this amendment arose when we were going through the bill. It became clear that we had omitted a transitional provision to ensure that existing treatment orders can continue to be in force post the repealing of this section of the Drugs of Dependence Act. This amendment addresses that and provides a transitional arrangement. I also table a supplementary explanatory statement along with that amendment, Mr Speaker.

Proposed new clause 10A agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 19 November 2009, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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

Sitting suspended from 12.24 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Hospitals—Calvary Public Hospital

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for Health and it relates to comments made about the compulsory acquisition of Calvary hospital. Minister, at 10 am yesterday on 2CC radio you were reported as saying: “We are going to have to look at everything from compulsory acquisition to the status quo. You know, we’re going to have to look at seriously everything, every single option.” Minister, at 1.10 pm yesterday on the Canberra Times online you were reported as saying, in relation to compulsory acquisition:

I think it’s a crazy option. It would tie up 30 per cent of our public health system in the courts for the near future.

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