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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 3 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 549 ..

Tuesday, 6 March 2001

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.

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 3 of 2001

MR HARGREAVES: I ask for leave to present Scrutiny Report No 3 of 2001 of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety performing the duties of a scrutiny of bills and subordinate legislation committee, and to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No 3 of 2001, dated 6 March 2001.

The report contains the committee's comments on one bill, 14 subordinate laws and one government response. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Leases (Commercial and Retail) Bill 2000 [No 2]

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed from 1 March 2001.

Mr Stefaniak: Before we start, Mr Speaker, I seek leave to have Mr Peter Quinton from the Justice and Community Safety Department sit somewhere close by me while we go through this bill. It is an incredibly complex bill. I think for efficiency's sake that that would be sensible. I do not think anyone has any problems with that. I note we have done that with complex legislation in the past.

MR SPEAKER: The Clerk tells me it might be more convenient if you sat in the Chief Minister's seat, Mr Minister, so that we can have a chair placed beside you there.

Mr Stefaniak: Whatever is convenient, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: It is all right. Stay where you are. In the past we have had officers there, but there happens to be a chair vacant next to you, if leave is granted by the Assembly.

Leave granted.

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