Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (14 May) . . Page.. 1235 ..
Report and Statement
MS FOLLETT: Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 4 of 1996 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I seek leave to make a brief statement on the report.
MS FOLLETT: Mr Speaker, Report No. 4 of 1996, which I have just presented, was circulated when the Assembly was not sitting, on 24 April 1996, pursuant to the resolution of appointment of 9 March 1995.
There are just a couple of matters in the report, Mr Speaker, which I might draw to attention. Although the vast body of legislation and subordinate legislation which is the subject of the report did not attract much comment, there are a couple of matters to note. In the Electricity (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1996 there are two elements of retrospectivity. Whilst the committee has made no judgment about those elements of retrospectivity, it is the practice of the committee to draw any retrospectivity to the attention of the Assembly. In subordinate law No. 3, which relates to the Building Regulations (Amendment), there is, I believe, an inaccurate piece of numbering. That ought to be corrected. Also, in the regulations under the Weapons Act, there does appear to be an inconsistency between the explanatory memorandum and the new regulation 8A, which ought to perhaps be corrected as well. I commend the report to the Assembly.
Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
MR WOOD (4.59): Mr Speaker, I want to take the opportunity to read into the Hansard a portion of the Daily Hansard that was not subsequently printed in the Weekly Hansard. On inquiry, I understand that that was done because I had not been careful enough when I was speaking to acknowledge an interjection, in this case from Mr Moore. So, just for completeness of the record and because I did not acknowledge it then, I will read it in now.