Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 4085 ..
MS DUNDAS (continuing):
Repealing these acts, as well as the more contemporary but equally biased Insane Persons and Inebriates (Committal and Detention) Act, will ensure that the ACT statute book is modern, accurate and reflects the values of Canberrans and of legislators.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Detail stageClause 1 agreed to.
MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women) (12.07): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 4185]. This is an amendment of the commencement provision to ensure that the parts of the bill that contain offence provisions commence before 1 January 2003. The criminal code will apply to all offences that commence on or after that date, assuming it is passed. It is important that the code does not apply to offences until they have been made consistent with the code. The offence provisions in this bill are not yet in that form, but will be reviewed in the context of a systematic review of all offences on the statute book before 1 January 2006. From that date the code will apply to all offences in the ACT.
Amendment agreed to.
Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.
Clauses 3 to 6, by leave, taken together and agreed to.
Schedules 1 and 2, by leave, taken together and agreed to.
MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women) (12.09): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 4185]. This amendment is to remove from the bill the amendments of the ACTION Authority Act 2001, that are in schedule 3, part 3.1. These technical amendments have been overtaken by other amendments in the ACTION Authority Amendment Bill 2002, which is to be presented to the Assembly by my colleague, Mr Wood, on Thursday.
Amendment agreed to.
Schedule 3, as amended, agreed to.
Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.
Bill as amended, agreed to.