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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 November 2021) . . Page.. 3119 ..

intention is to bring it forward in that remaining sitting period, subject to Assembly processes. The nature of this bill is such that we need to make sure that these protections are in place as soon as we can possibly have them, while also affording time for our democratic processes to run their course.

Canberrans who are currently a party to an off-the-plan contract can have confidence that they will have access to the improved consumer protections provided by these reforms. These changes have been drafted to apply to any contract which is currently on foot. This is not a retrospective change; it does not change existing contractual terms. However, it will change the legal framework in which those terms can be exercised.

I am confident that the reforms in this bill will provide home buyers with the confidence that they need when they enter an agreement for a home, and that is what they get on the other side. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 10

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (11.52): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 10, dated 2 November 2021, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR HANSON: Scrutiny report 10 contains the committee’s comments on four bills, 18 pieces of subordinate legislation, three government responses and one private member’s response. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Notice No 3, Assembly business relating to the reporting date for the standing committee inquiries into the 2021-22 Budget being called on and debated forthwith.


Amendment to resolution

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for

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