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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4799 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

Mr Speaker, I indicate to the Assembly that it is the desire of the Government to be able to resolve this matter quickly. It is not the desire of the Government to divest anybody of a legitimate interest or a right to compensation which is given rise to. I hope that the result of the legislation will be some negotiated non-legislative solution to this problem. Mr Speaker, I thank members for the support they have indicated for the legislation.

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 the Environment, Land and Planning) (11.55): Mr Speaker, I move the amendment to clause 5, circulated in my name, which reads:

Page 2, line 30, clause 5, omit "28", substitute "7".

This is a simple amendment to reduce the period of notice provided for in clause 5 from 28 days to seven days. As I indicated before, I think it is appropriate to bring this matter to a resolution fairly quickly. I do not believe that the truncation of notice in this case would prejudice in any way any legitimate rights that a person would have, particularly given the fact that this is not subject to judicial review. So, in that sense, that longer period is not necessary, and I would argue that the period should be seven days rather than 28 days.

MS McRAE (11.55): Mr Speaker, the Opposition will be supporting this amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 11.56 am to 2.30 pm

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