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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 1630 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

dealing with it. It is notable that members, with the exception perhaps of Mr Kaine, have recognised that this piece of legislation is more important than going into recess over a no-confidence motion. In fact, it is more important than the no-confidence motion itself to most people in the community concerned with mental health issues. I am sure those people will appreciate that having the appropriate legislation in place is entirely correct.

I look forward to this Government gazetting this legislation next Wednesday, or perhaps before next Wednesday. When we get to the detail stage, I will be moving my amendments, to which members have indicated their agreement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Detail Stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care)(12.20): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move the 15 amendments circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, I move:

Clause 6, page 2, line 17, paragraph (c), proposed new definition of "community care facility", omit the definition, substitute the following definition:

" 'community care facility' means -

(a) a facility, or part of a facility, for the care, protection, rehabilitation or accommodation of mentally dysfunctional persons; or

(b) a prescribed psychiatric institution or a prescribed part of a psychiatric institution;

but does not include a facility the principal purpose of which is for the detention of persons sentenced to imprisonment;".

Clause 13 -

Page 5 -

Line 11, proposed new paragraph 26 (1) (b), omit "admitted to and detained in a mental health facility", substitute "subject to involuntary psychiatric treatment".

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