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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3068 ..

That clause 23, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

 Ayes 10    				Noes 3

 Mr Berry  	Ms MacDonald  		Mrs Cross  
 Mrs Burke  	Mr Pratt  		Ms Dundas  
 Mr Cornwell  	Mr Stanhope  		Ms Tucker  
 Ms Gallagher  	Mr Stefaniak
 Mr Hargreaves  Mr Wood      
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Clause 23, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 24 to 36, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 37.

MS DUNDAS (5.34): Mr Speaker, I wish to let the Assembly know that there are a number of clauses that I would have been opposing if clauses 22 and 23 had been removed from this bill. As they are now in, it is a waste of everybody's time for me to continually say that I am not happy about this but, just one more time, I am not happy about these going into our law books.

Clause 37 agreed to.

Clause 38 agreed to.

Clause 39 agreed to.

Clauses 40 and 41, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 42.

MS TUCKER (5.36): I move amendment No 9 circulated in my name [see schedule 3 at page 3092].

This amendment simply ensures that traffic accidents involving horses that would presently be covered by existing universal third-party insurance remain covered under this act. As far as I am aware, the number of accidents involving cars and horses in the ACT is not so great as to force up public liability insurance for horse-riding businesses or eat away at the affordability of third-party insurance overall. I understand that new insurers are moving into the public liability market as the panic of the last few years settles down. There is no need to hand these businesses even more special allowances to ensure their profits.

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