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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 3 Hansard (23 March) . . Page.. 705 ..

Mr Smyth: So, you will regulate the retailer but not the buyer?

MR HARGREAVES: No, not at all. We do not have to regulate every fly that crawls upon the earth. What we need to do is to have reasonably good dialogue between people such as the Motorcycle Riders Association, the MTA and the NRMA to make sure that the education programs extend not only to the riders but also to the people involved in the industry. However, there is a big hole. That hole is where people are selling bikes second-hand. We do not have a regime in place where we can address that. Poor old Mr Osborne is tapping his watch. I guess that is because it is not working. On your bike, Mr Osborne!

Mr Osborne: I take a point of order. I can only stand so much drivel, Mr Speaker.


MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I will not go on any further in deference to my colleague Mr Osborne, who has been known to spout forth fiction in this place before. I will defer to him this time.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (4.21): Mr Speaker, the Government's position is clear on this amendment. We would prefer both provisions to remain in the Bill, but accept that the will of the Assembly is that the cubic centimetre limit should come out. I will just put on the record our recognition of that. We would like it to stay, but we will allow this change to proceed as quickly as possible.

Amendment (by Mr Rugendyke ) agreed to:

Add the following new paragraph:

"(d) if it has a power-to-weight ratio greater than 150 kilowatts per tonne.".

Amendment (Mr Hargreaves' ), as amended, agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 6

Amendment (by Mr Hargreaves ) proposed:

Page 3, line 10, omit the clause, substitute the following clause:

"6. Provisional licences and endorsements

Section 7B of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (22)(b) and substituting the following paragraph:

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