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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (12 October) . . Page.. 3005 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

of winning a number of prizes, including a trip to an international formula one grand prix. I think these practices speak for themselves in explaining why retailers may be interested in maximising stock holdings and product displays.

In summary, the real issue is not about whether this legislation should be enacted but about how we can justify failing to take every appropriate measure to arrest the spread of the greatest public health epidemic of our time. I am delighted, Mr Speaker, to commend this legislation to you, and I look forward to the detail stage, where we can sort out a few of our minor differences. Members had a round table discussion on them. From my perspective, in terms of the whole legislation, they are minor. There is only a slight difference of opinion. I appreciate the fact that members in this Assembly are working towards the goal of reducing the amount of harm and the amount of tobacco in our community.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2 postponed.

Clause 3 agreed to.

Clause 4

Amendment (by Mr Moore ) proposed:

Page 2, line 19, paragraph (b), proposed new definitions, insert the following definitions:

" 'carton' means a package containing packages of a tobacco product, or a package designed to contain packages of a tobacco product, but does not include a package containing individually-wrapped cigars (unless the package contains a further package or packages of the cigars);


(a) means a roll of cut tobacco for smoking that is enclosed in tobacco leaf or the leaf of another plant; and

(b) includes any other tobacco product prescribed as a cigar under the regulations;

'display', of a tobacco product at a point of sale display at a retail or wholesale outlet, means display to customers of the retail or wholesale outlet;

'price ticket'-see section 3A;

'product line' means a kind of tobacco product distinguishable from other kinds by 1 or more of the following characteristics:

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