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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 12 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 3690 ..

MR HIRD (continuing):

Since the Minister provided supplementary material in the course of the inquiry, we have also summarised this information. We then summarised the principal themes of the public comment we received, following our invitation for the public to lodge submissions to the committee. The submissions provided, both written and verbal, were diverse and very interesting submissions. We provided details of what was learnt during our visits to Newcastle to speak to local police officers in respect of the New South Wales jurisdiction on this matter, the local council and the operators of the Newcastle speedway at Tomago.

We carefully assessed all these materials and came to the conclusions and recommendations set out on the second page of the report. I would like to thank the witnesses within the house for the submissions, both written and verbal, and the various staff members who assisted us with our deliberations on this matter. I would also like to thank my colleagues Mr Rugendyke and Mr Corbell, and Mr Power, who is our secretary.

Taking this into account, however, one of my colleagues Mr Corbell considers the proposed seizure provisions excessive. He outlines his reasons in an addition to the report. I dare say Mr Corbell will speak to that matter later. As I said, taking everything into account, however, I recommend to the house that they accept this report.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Ordered that Executive business be called on.




Debate resumed from 16 November 1999, on motion by Mr Stefaniak:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: Is it the wish of the Assembly to debate this order of the day concurrently with the Building Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999? There being no objection, that course will be followed. I remind members that in debating order of the day No. 1 they may also address their remarks to order of the day No. 2.


(11.41): It has always been my view that, if there needed to be finetuning to this legislation, then it should occur in consideration of the contemporary requirements of the day. That would apply, in many respects, to most other legislation. The amendments which have been moved by Mr Stefaniak address the building regulation arrangements of the day and, on the face of it, set out to ensure that there is a levy

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