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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 536 ..



are requiring the attendance of police to prove the two-hour breathalysing limit after a person has driven, that the Bill has failed in its objective and that members will be willing to repeal or modify the legislation.

I have maintained that magistrates will not accept the evidence available in those other forms Mr Hargreaves has referred to. Mr Hargreaves said that they will. We will see what happens. If it appears that police are spending more time in the courts, if the evidence is that that is occurring, I hope that members will treat that as a measure of the success or failure of the legislation and will come back and consider it again. I will ask the police to monitor the amount of time police are spending in court and to record any increase in time required by the police to attend on the courts because of the requirement to prove that a breath test was conducted within two hours of a person having driven a motor vehicle.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.


Suspension of Standing and Temporary Orders

Motion (by Mr Osborne ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent a motion being moved to rescind the resolutions of the Assembly of 17 February 1999 relating to the agreement to the Children's Services (Amendment) Bill 1998, as amended, and Mr Osborne's amendments, and to reconsider the Bill in the detail stage forthwith.

Rescission and Reconsideration of Resolutions

Motion (by Mr Osborne ) agreed to:


(1) the resolutions of the Assembly of 17 February 1999, relating to:

(a) the amendments moved by Mr Osborne to the Children's Services (Amendment) Bill 1998; and

(b) the agreement to the Bill, as amended;

be rescinded;

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