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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 362 ..

MR WOOD (continuing):

With this trial, there is another trial that I would like to see undertaken; that is, prohibition. The trial that we are debating is based on the notion that the current system has failed. Proceedings before the police royal commission in New South Wales demonstrate that prohibition has never been seriously enforced. I would like to be in a position also to judge the efficacy of a prohibition policy, effectively enforced. Finally, I would make it absolutely clear that support for this trial, if it eventuates, is not support for heroin. It is support for people; it is support for effective control.

Debate (on motion by Mr Osborne) adjourned.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, pursuant to section 6 of the Subordinate Laws Act 1989, I present Determination No. 15 of 1996, made under the Bookmakers Act 1985 and gazetted in Gazette S30 of 22 February 1996.

Papers and Ministerial Statement

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, I present a land administration report, which includes the schedule of leases granted in the quarter ended 31 December 1995, pursuant to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. The report also includes lease variations made in the period 1 October 1995 to 31 December 1995, and betterment payments from July 1995 to December 1995. I ask for leave to make a brief statement in relation to the report.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I thank members. The Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 requires to be tabled in the Assembly a schedule of leases that were issued by direct grant during the quarter. The schedule that I tabled covers leases granted for the period 1 October 1995 to 31 December 1995. I also tabled a list of lease variations for the same period. Members may also recall that, on numerous occasions, there have been calls for information on the amount of betterment paid for lease variations to be made publicly available.

Debate interrupted.

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