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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 563 ..

Tuesday, 7 March 2000


MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


MR SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Osborne I would like to acknowledge the presence in the gallery of Year 5 pupils of St Francis of Assisi Primary School who are here to investigate local government. I welcome you to your Assembly.


Scrutiny Report No. 3 of 2000 and Statement

MR OSBORNE: I am glad to see the children here. I know their priest, Father Woods, very well. He also is the priest for the Canberra Raiders. I present Scrutiny Report No. 3 of 2000 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety performing the duties of a scrutiny of Bills and subordinate legislation committee. I ask for leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Scrutiny Report No. 3 of 2000 contains the committee's comments on five Bills and 57 subordinate laws. Mr Speaker, the main focus of the report is on the two pieces of legislation that were introduced last week by Mr Moore and Mr Stanhope. The legal adviser has raised a number of issues about what is being proposed. I encourage all members, and those two in particular, to look at that before we get to the legislation. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Mr Berry: Was there a motion in relation to that?

MR SPEAKER: No, there is no motion. If you wish to comment you will have to seek leave, but you can do so.

MR HARGREAVES: I want to speak on that.

MR SPEAKER: Just ask for leave, Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: I seek leave to make a comment on the report, Mr Speaker.

Leave granted.

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