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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3060 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

at the present time. Overall, I accept the point that we need to review the legislation; and we will do so. I also accept the point made by Ms Horodny that it is important to report back to the Assembly on those issues as they emerge. I do promise to report back in that way.

Finally, I thank members for their indulgence in this matter. It may be that there are some errors or flaws in the legislation. I would not like to be going to the High Court and arguing for the validity of it, because it has been done with great speed, and we have to rely on the great skill and experience of our drafters to make sure that we have got this right. But I have great confidence in that factor, and I therefore am not too worried. I thank members for their indulgence on this occasion.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Services) (3.54): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move together the four amendments that have been circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I thank members. I move:

Page 2, line 16, clause 6, omit the heading to the section and proposed new subsections 12A(1) and (2), substitute the following heading and subsections:

"Court orders for notices

`12A. (1) The Chief Officer may apply to the Magistrates Court for an order for the issue of -

(a) an improvement notice;

(b) an occupancy notice; or

(c) a closure notice.

in respect of premises.

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