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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 12 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 3754 ..

MS TUCKER (continuing):

My comments will relate to amendment 7 as well. Amendments 3 and 7 relate to who on the government side should approve an LMA. At present the Bill only says that the Minister or a person authorised by the Minister needs to sign the agreement, but there is no mention of how the LMA comes to be approved. I believe that the legislation needs to give an explicit role to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna in the LMA process, given the conservator's existing statutory responsibility for nature conservation in the ACT. I also believe that if the rural lease contains any registered heritage sites the Heritage Council needs to be involved as the LMA may have an impact on the preservation of the heritage values of the site.

MR CORBELL (5.14): Mr Speaker, the Labor Party will be supporting this amendment. We believe that it is appropriate to recognise the role of the conservator in relation to all land management issues and clearly it is appropriate to incorporate that function in relation to rural leases.

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (5.15): Mr Speaker, the Government will oppose the amendment. We believe that there are sufficient safeguards in the existing legislation to make this amendment unnecessary.

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Tucker's ) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 7   	NOES, 8

Mr Berry  	Ms Carnell
Mr Corbell  	Mr Cornwell
Mr Hargreaves  	Mr Hird
Mr Quinlan  	Mr Humphries
Mr Stanhope  	Mr Kaine
Ms Tucker  	Mr Moore
Mr Wood  	Mr Smyth
 		Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

MS TUCKER (5.17): I seek leave to move my amendments separately.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move:

Page 4, line 4, proposed subclause 186C (3), omit "may", substitute "must".

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