Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4902 ..
MR SPEAKER: Mr Pratt, I have some other amendments in front of me and I am not quite clear what they are.
Mr Pratt: Mr Speaker, I am not proceeding with those.
MR SPEAKER: Thank you.
Mr Pratt: The point has been reached where they are now redundant.
Clause 5, as amended, agreed to.
Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.
That this bill, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted-
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Statute Law Amendment Bill 2003 (No 2)
Debate resumed from 23 October 2003, on motion by Mr Wood , on behalf of Mr Stanhope:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
MR STEFANIAK (9.50): Mr Speaker, the opposition will be supporting this bill. The purpose of bills like this is to make statute law revisions that are minor, technical or non-controversial. This bill certainly seems to do that, although there are a couple of issues I will mention briefly.
Government agencies and the Parliamentary Counsel have proposed a number of amendments in relation to syntax, redundant provisions and the need to update legislation in relation to technical matters. For example, schedule 4 repeals redundant legislation such as that relating to the Institute for the Study of Man and Society. This amazing institution surfaced in about 1968 but it never actually got off the ground. Land was allocated but was surrendered. I understand that the institute undertook some work