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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 30 June 2010) . . Page.. 2858 ..

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.45): We will be supporting this amendment. As Mr Hanson has already outlined, it improves the process for laboratory analysis. I think that again it goes to addressing some of the concerns which have been raised by particular groups and primarily by the police. Mr Hanson has done some consultation with the AFPA and I believe that this is one of the issues they have raised. They believe that the amendment that he has brought forward addresses all the concerns they have put forward.

Proposed new clause 7A agreed to.

Clause 8.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.46): We will be opposing this clause.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (10.46): I take this opportunity to table the submissions that were received to the government’s discussion paper on drug driving, although they are now essentially irrelevant. I table the following papers:

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Bill 2009—Consultation process—Submissions (27).

For the sake of completeness, the consultation period ended last week and the papers have just been compiled and provided to my office. They are for the information of members and perhaps for future reading on the issue that members might like to indulge in.

The submissions I have just tabled were received to the government’s exposure draft and discussion paper from ACT Policing; the Human Rights Discrimination Commission; Alcohol and Drug Foundation of the ACT; Social Research and Evaluation Pty Ltd; Families and Friends to Drug Law Reform; the Tuggeranong Community Council; Motorcycle Riders Association; a number of individuals—I will not name them; the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association; a second submission from Social Research and Evaluations; the Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT; Civil Liberties Australia; and a number of other individuals whom I will not name. Their submissions have been tabled but their names have been removed to protect their privacy.

I table those for the information of members as we debate this bill today, acknowledging that I will not have time to read them. As members opposite have already concluded their position or their views on this matter, I guess that is probably irrelevant to them.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.48): I will follow the Chief Minister’s lead to speak a little more generally about the bill and also reflect on something that he said in question time yesterday. The Chief Minister read what he purported to be the report of

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