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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 4035 ..

Proposed new clause 4

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (5.44): Mr Speaker, I move:

That the following new clause be added to the Bill:

"4 Insertion

After section 279 of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 the following section is inserted in Subdivision A of Division 5 of Part 6:

'279A Challenge to the validity of certain decisions

'(1) The validity of a decision made by the Minister on an application to which subsection 229A (7) applies may not be questioned in any legal proceedings except those commenced within 28 days after the date of the decision.

'(2) In this section-

legal proceedings does not include an application to the administrative appeals tribunal.'.".

I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum. As Mr Corbell outlined, this amendment tidies up the application of the call-in power. It allows an appeal to be lodged in the Supreme Court within 28 days. I would welcome the Assembly's support for the amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Debate resumed.

Debate (on motion by Mr Berry ) adjourned.


MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (5.46): Mr Speaker, I move:

That this Assembly calls on the Government to institute the trial of surveillance cameras in Civic that it has promised for the past two years.

This is a very straightforward motion and should not take much discussion. It is based upon a very simple premise - that the Government should keep its promises. As everybody knows, the last Assembly referred to a standing committee chaired by

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