Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 5988 ..
may in fact want to take a different, stronger approach to bullying regulation in the ACT rather than accept a federal code of practice.
I understand the ACT government has taken a similar approach to some other areas that are covered in the national regulations. When the regulation is implemented in the next week or so I understand the ACT government will not implement chapters 7, 8 and 9. These chapters relate to hazardous chemicals, asbestos and major hazard facilities. Our existing regulations will be retained. This is because in these particular aspects the government considers existing ACT regulations to be stronger than the national regulation. I understand some ACT regulations are also being strengthened following lessons from the Mitchell fire. The Greens support this approach. It is important not to dilute any of the strong protections that the ACT has worked hard to develop. I would hope the government keeps the Assembly informed of the implementation of the new regulations and codes of practice and of any updates that it will make to the regulations, particularly to retain and strengthen them.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.
Bill agreed to.
Electricity Feed-in (Large-Scale Renewable Energy Generation) Bill 2011
Debate resumed from 6 December 2011.
Clause 1 agreed to.
Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (4.15): Pursuant to standing order 102A(b), I seek leave to move amendments to the bill that are minor and technical in nature together.
MR CORBELL: I move amendments Nos 1 to 8 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 6028]. I table a supplementary explanatory statement to these government amendments.
Now that the Assembly has agreed in principle to the Electricity Feed-in (Large-Scale Renewable Energy Generation) Bill 2011, there are a series of amendments that are