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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 2 June 2021) . . Page.. 1585 ..


treatment and rehabilitation services. Section 75(3) contains a reference to an amount mentioned in the commonwealth Income Tax Assessment Regulation 1997. However, the cross-reference is outdated as this amount is now determined by the Commissioner of Taxation in a legislative instrument.

Schedule 2 of the bill is reserved for minor, non-controversial amendments of the Legislation Act 2001 initiated by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office. The amendments omit redundant examples and notes, correct cross-references, and omit redundant schedule items.

Finally, schedule 3 contains minor or technical amendments of legislation initiated by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office. Schedule includes amendments to correct minor errors, update language, omit redundant provisions and notes, and improve the form of the legislation. Of particular note, are the amendments to remove a standard provision about approved forms from some acts and regulations that have not used or no longer use approved forms.

I express my appreciation for members’ support for the technical amendments program. The program is another example of the territory striving for the best and leading the way to a modern, high-quality, up-to-date, easily accessible statute book. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 11.20 am to 2 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (2.01): I understand that members are aware that the Deputy Chief Minister is isolating, awaiting a COVID test result, so she will not be present in question time today. I will endeavour to assist members with questions in the Deputy Chief Minister’s portfolios.

Questions without notice

Health—COVID-19 vaccination rollout

MS LEE: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Health. Members of the Canberra Liberals have received numerous reports of Pfizer vaccine doses being wasted in the Garran clinic. Those reports have come from both general members of the community and medical staff. The matter has been raised with us since the weekend of 25 April, when some people who were technically not eligible responded


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