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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2755 ..

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted-

	Ayes 14  			Noes 3

 Mr Berry  	Mr Kaine  		Mr Osborne
 Mrs Burke  	Mr Moore  		Mr Rugendyke
 Mr Corbell  	Mr Quinlan  		Ms Tucker
 Mr Cornwell  	Mr Smyth  
 Mr Hargreaves  Mr Stanhope
 Mr Hird  	Mr Stefaniak
 Mr Humphries  	Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR QUINLAN (9.15): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 to 80 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I move amendments Nos 1 to 80 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 2845].

Those of you who have had time to read these amendments will know that the bulk of them change the name of the body from ACTION Corporation to the ACTION Authority to truly represent the status of the organisation. I know Mr Hargreaves would love to give a couple of definitions, but I think everybody is happy that that is the case.

A number of reservations were brought forward in speeches at the in-principle stage. The first of those was regarding the functions of the authority. Members will note from amendment 11 that there is restoration of the principle of ACTION as a public service maintaining its community service obligations enshrined in legislation. That is one reservation catered for.

Within amendment 18 and amendment 20 there are provisions to tighten up control over the disposal of assets, the subject of a further reservation brought forward. With amendment 26, parliamentary counsel liked it written that way better than the original way, so we have taken his advice. Amendment 31 contains standard provisions that I have introduced into this place earlier in relation to such bodies and declarations.

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