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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5393 ..


be compliant with the classification and labelling system adopted under the national model regulation. However, we are aware of some suppliers still supplying chemicals under the old classification and labelling system.

Also, commencement on 29 March 2018 is necessary to preserve the intent of recent amendments to the Planning and Development Act 2007. Specifically, the commencement will preserve the list of premises on the placard quantity register for the purposes of obtaining an exemption to the development approval process for sites where hazardous chemicals are stored.

All other amendments in relation to the Planning and Development Act 2007 under this bill are consequential in order to shift the terminology used over to the new terminology that will be used under the national model regulation.

This bill will bring the territory in line with the national model work health and safety laws and allow greater regulatory efficiencies. It achieves the outcome of ensuring the health and safety of workers when storing and handling hazardous chemicals, as well as ensuring that there is a general protection of the health and safety of all individuals where hazardous chemicals are concerned. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wall) adjourned to the next sitting.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Proposed referral

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.00): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the provision of Continuing Resolution 9 of the Legislative Assembly relating to the procedure for electing a Senator for the ACT to fill a casual vacancy in the senate;

(b) the recent High Court decision that led to the disqualification and resignations of a number of Senators and Members of the Australian Parliament due to ineligibility to serve under clause 44 of the Australian Constitution;

(c) the Assembly’s appointment of Ms Katy Gallagher as a Senator in 2015; and

(d) the statements in the senate of 4 September 2017 by Senator Gallagher that cast doubt on her eligibility to be appointed to a casual vacancy in 2015; and

(2) calls on the Assembly to refer Continuing Resolution 9 to the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure for review and report.


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