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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 25 March 2010) . . Page.. 1589 ..


ensuring a decision of the kind in the bill does not have harsh and unintended consequences for individuals.

As I alluded to earlier, I will be moving a number of government amendments to the bill in the detail stage. The amendments arose as a result of constructive feedback the government received as part of close consultation with the motor vehicle repair industry and consumer representatives.

In accordance with standing order 182A, the government amendments which I will be moving in due course were provided to the scrutiny committee with a supplementary explanatory statement. The committee has recently provided comments on the amendments, and I will respond to those comments in the detail stage. The supplementary explanatory statement which I will table with the amendments has been prepared to accurately, and with clarity, describe the amendments, their purpose and their operation.

I am confident that the amendments in the bill are an important move towards ensuring more effective and efficient regulation of the motor vehicle repair industry and will deliver significant improvements for both industry and consumers. I thank members for their support of the bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (5.32), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 6 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page1603]. I present the following paper:

Supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments.

I will briefly outline these amendments. Amendment 1 is in relation to clause 22 of the bill, which ensures that it is a condition of a motor vehicle repair licence that the licensee performs repairs or ensures that repairs are performed by an employee with the equipment, materials and skill necessary to carry out the work satisfactorily. This provision replicated the existing obligations of repairers under the existing code. This provision has now been relocated in new section 41A and recast as a misrepresentation prohibition, to be inserted by government amendment 4, which I will discuss shortly.

Government amendment 1 inserts a new clause 22 to provide that the minister may supplement the misrepresentation provision in new section 41A by way of more specific requirements giving directions about the equipment, materials and skills


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