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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 8 Hansard (29 October) . . Page.. 2499 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

a decade-and-a-half ago, as Mr Hird pointed out. The only thing that worries me about looking 15 years hence is whether I will still be in here doing some of the things that Mr Kaine is doing now. It worries me greatly.

Mr Deputy Speaker, I thank those members who have supported the Bill and I hope it will go through. I think we should take the Bill as a whole and accept the Government's amendments, which to me are a significant improvement to the Act. I feel very comfortable about them.

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 9	 	NOES, 6

Mr Cornwell	Mr Corbell
Mr Hird		Mr Hargreaves
Mr Humphries	Mr Quinlan
Mr Kaine	Mr Rugendyke
Mr Moore	Mr Stanhope
Mr Osborne	Mr Wood
Mr Smyth
Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (5.14): Mr Deputy Speaker, I ask for leave to move together the four amendments circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: Mr Deputy Speaker, briefly, the four amendments will restrict the application of the offence to public places only. They will amend the definition of public place in the principal Act to pick up areas such as off-street parking areas, will omit the qualification that a personal message to the vehicle owner be handwritten, and include a presumption that material is unsolicited unless proven otherwise. I move:

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