Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 11 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 3163 ..
The consultation process has resulted in agreement to the general terms of the legislative proposal, with the exception that representatives of the World Kickboxing Association have expressed some concern at allowing other organisations to sanction kickboxing contests.
The World Kickboxing Association is of course, a commercial business enterprise, and their concern at allowing once protected rights to be opened up to competition is not surprising. However, they receive no such protection elsewhere, and I see no reason for the ACT to retain this provision.
Mr Speaker, I am confident that the Boxing Control (Amendment) Bill 1995 before the Assembly today will satisfy the concerns which led to the development of boxing control legislation in the first place. I commend it to the Assembly.