Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 7 Hansard (24 September) . . Page.. 2222 ..
Bill, by leave, taken as a whole
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (5.17): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move the six amendments circulated in my name together and to present the supplementary memorandum.
MS CARNELL: I move:
Page 3, line 18, clause 9, proposed paragraph 7(3)(a), omit "or", substitute "and".
Page 3, line 19, clause 9, proposed paragraph 7(3)(b), omit "if no committee has been so nominated -".
Page 3, line 21, clause 9, after proposed new subsection (3), insert the following subsection:
" `(3A) If a standing committee of the Legislative Assembly has been nominated under paragraph 3(a) in relation to a negotiation or proposed negotiation, it is sufficient compliance with paragraph (3)(b) in relation to that negotiation or proposed negotiation if the Minister consults with the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety when it is performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee in so far as its terms of reference in that capacity are relevant.".
Page 3, line 23, clause 9, proposed subsection 7(4), omit "the relevant", substitute "a relevant".
Page 3, line 30, clause 10, paragraph (b), omit "and".
Page 3, line 30, clause 10, after paragraph (b), insert the following paragraph:
"(ba) by omitting from paragraph (1)(a) `the' and substituting `a'; and".
Mr Speaker, these amendments do not impact on the policy which underlies the Bill in any way. The Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety has examined the Bill and has provided its comments. It stated that the Bill should be amended to allow the committee to consider interstate agreements in the exercise of its scrutiny of Bills function. While I would expect that the committee would not have a large role to play