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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 12 Hansard (14 November) . . Page.. 3685 ..

MR WOOD (continuing):

evidence would have been already gathered in the case. This is an appropriate measure. We will see how it operates in practice as we come to future changes in this legislation.

Mr Cornwell spoke about the registration tag. I think a registration tag is important, because that immediately tells anybody without even looking too hard that the dog is registered and it makes information immediately available. That is the clear, obvious, instant way of finding out. While we encourage other measures of identification, such as microchips, it is important to have the registration tag on the collar.

We are looking at issues relating to entry to premises. Ms Dundas said that she is interested to hear the outcome. Perhaps we will talk about things before there is an outcome so that you can be involved in that.

These amendments are generally minor and modest measures, although the one about the warrant is of some significance. We will see how it goes once it is up and running.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MS MacDONALD (5.03): This is an impromptu act on my part. I have decided that it is most necessary that this house recognise that today is your 60th birthday, Mr Speaker. I figured that I should jump to my feet and see whether I could bring a bit of blush to your cheeks by wishing you many happy returns for the day and many more to come


MRS CROSS (5.04): I reiterate that, Mr Speaker. Many happy returns.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

MRS CROSS: Can we sing Happy Birthday in here?

MR SPEAKER: No, you cannot-not to me, anyway.

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