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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3328 ..


Among the other amendments in the bill are provisions that will modernise and clarify the notice required to be issued by an executor or administrator in the distribution of a deceased estate across several legislative provisions related to succession law. It will also enhance the ACT’s recognition of self-represented parties in certain land title transactions by supporting their ability to verify their identity at specified agencies such as Australia Post, which are often more accessible given their many locations across the territory.

Finally, the bill will make a small technical amendment to the legislative framework for the Public Trustee and Guardian’s powers to manage unclaimed bodies in the territory by clarifying the definition of unclaimed deceased person to provide that their death should be registerable rather than registered.

I am pleased to say that the bill being introduced today is a human rights compliant bill which promotes a number of rights and improves the operation and effective administration of the laws in the territory. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Bill 2021

Ms Burch, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (11.44): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Bill is a simple bill that seeks to amend section 9 of the Remuneration Tribunal Act to declare an additional office for the purposes of section 73 of the self-government act. If passed, the bill will require the ACT Remuneration Tribunal to inquire into and determine the remuneration allowances to be paid and other entitlements to be granted to the whip in the Legislative Assembly of a registered party other than the party to which the Chief Minister or the Leader of the Opposition belongs, if at least four members of the Legislative Assembly are members of that party. In this current Assembly, this would allow the tribunal to consider appropriate remuneration arrangements for the ACT Greens whip, just as it considers the remuneration of the government and opposition whips.

I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Legislative Assembly

Sitting pattern 2022

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


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