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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4761 ..

MS HORODNY (6.49): I ask for leave to move amendment No. 9.

Leave granted.


Page 7, line 21, omit "12", substitute "6".

Proposed section 150Q allows existing operators 12 months from when the Bill comes into effect to apply for an existing operator's certificate. This means that existing operators effectively have another 12 months to operate their trucks as they are now, before they need to get an existing operator's certificate and thus go through the process of getting exemptions from the code of practice. I believe that truck operators do not need 12 months in which to put in a form. A six-month phase-in period should be enough for truck drivers to work out how they need to adjust their operations to match the legislation and for new truck parks to be established.

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Horodny's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 4	 		NOES, 13

Ms Horodny	Mr Berry	Mr Kaine
Mr Moore	Mrs Carnell	Ms McRae
Mr Osborne	Mr Cornwell	Ms Reilly
Ms Tucker	Mr De Domenico	Mr Stefaniak
		Ms Follett	Mr Whitecross
		Mr Hird		Mr Wood
		Mr Humphries

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition) (6.53): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move amendment No. 1 circulated in my name.

Leave granted.


Page 8, lines 7 to 10, proposed section 150S, omit the section.

This amendment is to take out the provisions which relate to renewal of existing operators certificates. The existing operators certificates relate to agreements made by the working party which would have allowed more relaxed rules to apply to the existing operators.

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