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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 3946 ..

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail Stage

Clause 1

Debate (on motion by Mr Quinlan ) adjourned.


Debate resumed from 21 October 1999, on motion by Mr Stefaniak:

That this Bill be agreed in principle.

MR QUINLAN (10.49): Mr Speaker, the Opposition has no objection to this legislation. It sets out to enable the Australian Sports Drug Agency to conduct testing and associated functions on athletes within the ACT. It comes as a response to the declared need for a national approach and is effectively uniform legislation. I have to say that we accept the Government's assurances on this, as we are very short staffed at any given time. We are fully assured that it is uniform legislation and that it brings us into line with other States that are a bit ahead of us. We therefore support the legislation.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education) (10.50), in reply: I thank Mr Quinlan for his comments.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Reconsideration of Clauses

MR SPEAKER: Members, it has been brought to my attention that earlier today during consideration of the detail stage of the Emergency Management Bill 1998 a question was mistakenly proposed on three occasions. Members may recall the Assembly reconsidered clauses 2, 60 to 66 and 80 of the Bill. The question should have been proposed and put was, in each case, that the clause or clauses as amended be agreed to, the Assembly having earlier agreed to government amendments to clauses 2, 60, 63, 64 and 80. The Assembly's intention at the time was clear as in the debate Mr Humphries indicated the government amendments rendered certain of Mr Hargreaves' amendments redundant. Therefore, with the agreement of the Assembly I will direct that the record be amended to reflect correctly

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