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MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (11.51): As I indicated in my earlier remarks, the government will support these amendments. They do provide some clarity and we are happy to support them. I regret that I was not able to find the revised explanatory statement earlier. The Clerk has kindly provided me with one. I now table the following paper:

Revised explanatory statement to the bill.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (11.52): Consistent with my earlier comments on this bill, I believe that the amendment proposed by the Greens does provide additional safeguards and does protect the process that will be implemented and will protect the property rights of the owners of the vehicle, so we will be supporting the amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (11.52): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 1927]. As I have already highlighted to the Assembly, I believe giving written notice would be appropriate, given the consequence of having a car impounded. I think written notice is an appropriate form of communication for such a severe act.

Amendment negatived.

Clause 5, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 6.

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (12.53): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 2 at page 1928].

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 6, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Animal Diseases Amendment Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 26 March 2009, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (11.54): The opposition will be supporting this bill. The bill is a refinement of the principal act, developed as a result of what was learned from the

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