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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3508 ..

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 9		 NOES, 6

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

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Debate resumed from 8 December 1998, on motion by Mr Smyth:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR CORBELL (5.19): Mr Speaker, the Labor Party will be supporting this Bill. We are conscious, as I imagine are most members of the Assembly, that the significance of this legislation has resulted in certain concerns in the real estate industry and amongst people contemplating selling their homes. The Government has argued, and the Minister argued in his presentation speech, that they feel that there was a requirement for more time before the Bill took effect. We have reflected on that since the Minister introduced his Bill earlier this week and we are prepared to support that.

We recognise that there are considerable benefits to be gained from the introduction of this legislation. We supported the principal Act when it was first brought on by Ms Tucker in the last Assembly and we stand by that decision now. We are of the view that the introduction of an energy efficiency rating for existing homes will assist

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