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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1299 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

I understand that the reference to the expiry of the interstate permit was included in the Bill as a result of following closely the language of the relevant APMC motion. Members will appreciate that the resolutions of ministerial councils are not drafted on the basis that their wording will or should be used in legislative provisions. What is important is that the legislation drafted to implement such resolutions adequately gives effect to them. The amendment to the Bill in no way detracts from giving effect to the relevant APMC resolutions on the temporary international visitors' authorisation to possess and use firearms in shooting competitions.

I have circulated an explanatory memorandum, Mr Speaker. I do not comment on the elegance of the drafting. It has been prepared by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel and I commend it to the house.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer) (10.52): Mr Speaker, pursuant to standing order 150, I move:

That order of the day No. 3, Executive business, relating to the Gaming and Racing Control Bill 1998 be postponed until the next day of sitting.

I understand that members do not wish to debate the Bill today.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Debate resumed from 10 December 1998, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR HARGREAVES (10.53): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion to refer the Emergency Management Bill 1998 to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety for inquiry and report.

Leave granted.

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