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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 10 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 2757 ..

Mr Connolly: And consumers.

MR HUMPHRIES: I am not convinced of that. I am not convinced that this is necessarily about consumers. It is about ensuring their existing place in the marketplace. That is what it is all about. None of the concerns of the Motor Trades Association touches on consumers. They are all about other matters. There is not an anomaly in their letter. It is about the same issue. It is about protecting a share of the market. I do not support the amendment. This is the level which has been adopted in Victoria. I am told that it is working quite well in Victoria. I urge the Assembly to accept this level. I do not know of any other jurisdiction that actually adopts three. I could be wrong about that. I would suggest that this is an appropriate level on which to base it.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Connolly's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7	 	NOES, 10

Mr Berry	Mrs Carnell
Mr Connolly	Mr Cornwell
Ms Follett	Mr De Domenico
Ms McRae	Mr Hird
Mr Osborne	Ms Horodny
Mr Whitecross	Mr Humphries
Mr Wood		Mr Kaine
		Mr Moore
		Mr Stefaniak
		Ms Tucker
Question so resolved in the negative.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.


Debate resumed from 17 October 1995, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CONNOLLY (4.33): The Opposition will not be opposing this Bill. We will be supporting its fairly minor amendments. There is some benefit coming out of the process of consultation set up within the ACT by the Criminal Law Consultative Committee, a body chaired by, I think, Justice Higgins and comprising members of the private profession, the DPP and the Legal Aid Commission.

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