Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 February 2008) . . Page.. 96 ..
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.31): I want to make a broad statement about all of the amendments that the government has put forward. I have looked at the amendments. The government provided them before today, for which I am grateful, although others had them before the Opposition did. In the main, they seem to enhance the bill. The best part is that the quite draconian committee—the almost Stalinist committee—that was proposed disappears. That is a good thing. I do not think that a case has been established to have a civil penalty and censure committee, as was proposed in clause 191. I am happy to see that go.
In the main, this bill is aspirational. In the main, the amendments seek to make it work better. In that regard, we welcome all of the amendments.
Proposed new clauses 67A to 67H agreed to.
Clauses 68 to 170, by leave, taken together.
MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts) (5.32): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 2 to 14 circulated in my name together.
MR STANHOPE: I move amendments Nos 2 to 14 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 112].
Within the supplementary explanatory memorandum which I tabled, there is an explanation of each of the amendments that are proposed today and that are included within those that I just moved. Having regard to the lateness of the hour, my keenness to see this legislation passed today and the fact that there is an explanation of each of the amendments that has been distributed today, I would refer to that in support of the particular amendments. I welcome the support which the deputy Leader of the Opposition provided for the amendments.
Amendments agreed to.
Clauses 68 to 170, as amended, agreed to.
Proposed new clause 170A.
MR STANHOPE: I move amendment No 15 circulated in my name which inserts a new clause 170A [see schedule 1 at page 112].
Proposed new clause 170A agreed to.
Clauses 171 to 176, by leave, taken together and agreed to.