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Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Children and Young People (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

Debate resumed from 8 May 2008, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Privileges—Select Committee


MR SPEAKER: I have been notified in writing of the following nominations for the membership of the Select Committee on Privileges 2008: Mrs Dunne, Mr Gentleman and Mr Mulcahy. Congratulations.

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on Privileges.


Motion by (Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

New South Wales Judicial Commission

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra) (6.48): Mr Speaker, by now hopefully you have got my study trip report in relation to the New South Wales Judicial Commission but, given that very few people tend to read these things, I think it is worth putting on record what an excellent organisation it is and its possible benefits for the ACT.

I went there early last month. It was a commission set up by the previous New South Wales Labor government after a spate of allegations about some judges, magistrates and others, as well as community complaints over sundry matters. The commission was set up after some initial concern from some of the judiciary but that abated once it got up and running. It has three main roles: it handles judicial education, it tries to ensure consistency in approaches to sentencing and procedures in both the criminal

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