Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 3868 ..
MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (4.25): I ask for leave to move amendments Nos 2 and 3 circulated in my name together.
MR SMYTH: I move:
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Line 21, subclause (1), omit ", except as provided under subsection (2)".
Line 32, after subclause (2), insert the following subclauses:
"(3) A regulation made under subsection (2) expires 6 months after it commences.
(4) Subsections (2), (3) and this subsection expire 2 years after they commence.".
These amendments provide sunset provisions. The amendments will cause a regulation made under clause 9 to expire six months after it commences, and the clause itself to expire two years after commencement. The scrutiny of Bills report indicated they were worried about the expansive nature of the clause. This way, any regulations made have to be turned into law within six months or they will lapse, and the clause itself just disappears in two years.
Amendments agreed to.
Clause, as amended, agreed to.
Clauses 10 to 18, by leave, taken together and agreed to.
MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (4.27): I move:
Page 9, line 24, after subclause (2), insert the following subclause:
"(3) A person must not be authorised under subsection (1) unless-
(a) the person is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia; and
(b) the road transport authority has certified in writing that, after appropriate inquiry, the authority is satisfied that the person is a suitable person to be authorised, having regard in particular to-
(i) whether the person has any criminal convictions; and
(ii) the person's employment record; and