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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3258 ..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I move amendments Nos 5, 6, 7 and 8 together, but I think Nos 6 and 7 are consequential [see schedule 3 at page 3307].

Amendments agreed to.

Clause 19, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR RUGENDYKE (12.16): I stood up before to alert you to the fact that I will be opposing clause 30. This amendment is based on similar arguments I raised earlier in relation to the changes to the financial services complaints. Again, this is taking away a longstanding protection that should remain in our control. Regardless of how often this safeguard has been utilised in the past 24 years, no-one can confidently predict how often it may be required in the future. I contend that it should stay. No-one has been able to convince me so far that it should be taken out.

Remainder of bill agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Guardianship and Management of Property Amendment Bill 2001

Detail stage

Remainder of bill as a whole.

Debate resumed.

MS TUCKER (12.18): I am sorry, members, for the confusion before. I seek leave to withdraw the amendments that I moved and to move the amendments which are now circulated in my name.

Leave granted.

MS TUCKER: I move the two revised amendments circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 3306].

I have already spoken to the amendments. What I said before was correct. I now have the correct amendments before you.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Attorney-General) (12.19): Mr Speaker, I am happy to support Ms Tucker's proposed amendments to the bill to enable the primary carer of a protected person to provide input into the decisions made by a guardian or manager. This recognises that primary carers do have intimate knowledge of the needs of the protected person, given their day to day contact with them, and, as such, they are in a position to provide helpful information that might assist a guardian or manager in making decisions affecting the protected person.

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