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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 449 ..


not bring them forward in the initial bill because we wanted time to consult with the committees, which has been done in the period since. That is why they come forward today as government amendments.

It is also important to highlight that the bill makes other notable amendments. These include amendments to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008 and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Regulation 2009. These clarify the operation of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Trust and its related processes. Amendments to the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 simplify compliance requirements for small incorporated associations in the territory, and amendments to the Public Trustee and Guardian Act 1985 remove legal impediments for the Public Trustee and Guardian to establish a wills bank in the future.

As flagged, I will be moving government amendments to this bill. These include the amendments to the previously mentioned Administration and Probate Act 1929 and the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002. Further, an inconsistency in the Crimes Act 1900 will also be addressed through the government amendments that I propose to move. The amendments to the Crimes Act will ensure that the fault elements for the partial defence of provocation appropriately correspond with the fault elements for the offence of murder and avoid the potential for unfair and inconsistent outcomes for accused people.

The amendments in this bill will improve numerous elements of our legal system, resulting in better protections for vulnerable people, more accessible laws and aligning government functions more closely with community expectations. On that basis, I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (11.04), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 5 circulated in my name together and table a supplementary explanatory statement [see schedule 1 at page 531].

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:


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