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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 25 August 2011) . . Page.. 3954 ..


that discretion to be exercised. The amendment also omits the proposed new section 35A(2). It is not appropriate to incorporate material from elsewhere in this case and particularly not as it may apply from time to time.

It is not overly onerous to expect that the executive will publish the guidelines in full and exactly as they intend them to be at any point in time on the legislation register. This will ensure that they are clearly accessible to the ACT community and a conscious decision is made by our executive that the guidelines are the most appropriate and adapted standards and requirements for education in the ACT. It would be a very rare circumstance for us to agree that it is appropriate to incorporate any material from elsewhere, particularly as it might apply from time to time, and it is certainly not appropriate in this case.

The final amendment is to substitute an alternative form of words to ensure that the number of offences committed by the applicant be considered without the need for this to be done by reference to one particular offence. I understand that these amendments will be supported by others and I thank members for that.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (5.04): The government will be supporting those amendments. I thank Ms Hunter and her office for working collaboratively with the government in proceeding through this work.

Amendments agreed to.

Remainder of bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2011

Debate resumed from 30 June 2011, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.05): I rise today to speak on the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2011. This bill facilitates the government’s implementation and rollout of point-to-point speed cameras. These cameras differ considerably to the mid-block and red light cameras already in place in the territory. Whilst point-to-point cameras are also fixed, they operate on a different basis. Current fixed cameras take a photograph at a red light or when a speeding motorist passes the point at which the camera takes a photo and transmits the image to the traffic camera office adjudication system. At this point the number plate is read and the registered owner of the vehicle is decided.

In contrast to this, point-to-point cameras utilise optimal character recognition capability to read the number plate of the cars which pass the cameras. So as a car


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