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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 11 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3263 ..

MS DUNDAS (6.03): The Democrats will be supporting clause 4 because, as Ms Tucker has said, it does clarify a bit further what we mean by minor amendments. Most of the issues that have been brought to my office and my attention have been regarding this query over the definition of what is minor.

Continuation of the debate about what is substantial, what is actual detriment and what is substantial detriment will make the whole situation more complicated. If minor amendments then become less minor, then so be it; we have cleared up the process, we have allowed people the opportunity to put their objections forward, to have them heard and to be informed of what is actually going on. Removal of the word "substantial" from this subjective clause would help members of the ACT community to know what is going on with planning in their neighbourhood.

Question put:

That clause 4 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes, 2 Noes, 12

Ms Dundas Mr Berry Mr Humphries

Ms Tucker Mr Corbell Ms MacDonald

Mr Cornwell Mr Pratt

Mrs Dunne Mr Smyth

Ms Gallagher Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SPEAKER: I understand that Mr Quinlan and Mr Stefaniak are paired.

Clause 4 negatived.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

ACTION buses

MR SMYTH (6.09): Mr Speaker, in question time today it was asserted quite incorrectly that the previous government did not have a policy on bus replacement for ACTION. I wish to refer to a press release that I issued on Thursday, 20 June 2001, which talks about clean, green ACTION.

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