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adornment to Canberra. To he and his wife, Chun Chai, I echo Mr Doszpot’s thoughts, as I do to Mr Lou Westende and to his wife, Mandy, who are quite amazing Canberrans. I have just been flicking through the book written about Mr Westende called Fulfilment & Success: The story of Lou Westende—a migrant by Doug Hurst, and I must admit I found out some new and quite amazing facts about Lou. It is a book worth having a look at, because he has had quite a remarkable career. I also mention Lee Donnelly, whom Mr Hargreaves just mentioned. I have met him on a number of occasions. I know the great work that he does out at the Fyshwick Markets, and good on you to Lee Donnelly.

I give congratulations to those three individuals, who are reflective of the many diverse cultures that are represented in this wonderful town of Canberra, to their partners and to the rest of the wonderfully diverse cultures that make up the ACT.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Le Couteur): The discussion is now concluded.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (4.06): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 is part of a series of legislation that concerns the justice and community safety portfolio. The bill I am introducing today will improve the effectiveness of the ACT statute book, and I am confident these amendments are minor and uncontroversial.

The bill amends a number of acts, including the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008, the Court Procedures Act 2004, the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005, the Emergencies Act 2004, the Legal Aid Act 1977, the Trustee Companies Act 1947, the Unclaimed Money Act 1950 and the Wills Act 1968.

The bill also repeals a regulation—the Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) (Transitional Provisions) Regulation 2011. This regulation had amended the dictionary definition of “fair trading legislation” in the Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Act 1992 to include a reference to the Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Act 2010. The dictionary definition has since been modified by the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2011 and the regulation is now redundant.

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