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residential, non-residential, and building and trades sectors. As a consequence, omnibus legislation will be introduced to amend the Dangerous Substances Act, the Building Act and the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act in order to give effect to the government’s response to the ACT Asbestos Task Force report.

The government has an ongoing commitment to road safety. Therefore, amendments will be proposed to road transport legislation to clarify the taking of blood samples from persons believed to have been involved in motor vehicle accidents and to update the legislation. Further legislation will be introduced to provide for a best practice, nationally consistent compliance and enforcement scheme to enforce compliance with transport laws for heavy vehicles.

Other new legislation includes a bill to amend the Building and Constructions Industry Training Levy Act that will address some payment issues which have arisen since the Act was passed seven years ago. A Motor Sport (Public Safety) Bill also will be introduced as a legislative platform for the management of motor sport activities contemplated at dedicated motor sports facilities. The bill is based on existing New South Wales legislation. The government also will move to protect the integrity of the ACT racing industry by amending the Racing Act to provide a licensing mechanism for Racing NSW to facilitate the extension of existing insurance.

Those are a few of the initiatives proposed in the government’s autumn 2006 legislation program. The program reflects the government’s current legislative reform priorities and also seeks to improve its responsiveness while serving the ACT community more effectively and efficiently. I look forward to the cooperation of members in the consideration of these bills. Mr Speaker, I commend the autumn 2006 legislation program to the Assembly.


Mr Stanhope presented the following papers:

Remuneration Tribunal Act, pursuant to section 12—Determinations, together with statements for:

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court—Determination No 185, dated 8 December 2005.

Chief Magistrate, Magistrates and Special Magistrates—Determination No 182, dated 8 December 2005.

Full-time Holders of Public Office—Children and Young People Commissioner—Determination No 192, dated 8 December 2005.

Master of the Supreme Court—Determination No 181, dated 8 December 2005.

Part-time Holders of Public Office—

Chairperson, Non-Government Schools Education Council—Determination No 191, dated 8 December 2005.

Determination No 190, dated 8 December 2005.

President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal—Determination No 183, dated 8 December 2005

President of the Court of Appeal—Determination No 186, dated 8 December 2005.

Travel Allowances for Full-time and Part-time Holders of Public Office—Determination No 193, dated 8 December 2005.

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