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New section 203 will create an offence where an affected registrable offender is given a reporting obligations notice and the offender does not take all reasonable steps to report the offender’s personal details, in person, to the Chief Police Officer within seven days after the person’s reporting period begins. This offence is punishable by imprisonment for two years, 200 penalty units, or both.

New section 204 provides when the reporting period begins for an affected registrable offender. The affected registrable offender’s reporting period begins the day after the day the offender receives a reporting obligation notice under section 202. New section 205 specifies the expiry date for chapter 10. Chapter 10 will expire one year after the commencement date of the bill. I commend the government amendments to the Assembly.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (10.29): The Greens support these amendments. We were briefed by the directorate on them and we see that they are relatively minor and technical but still quite necessary to ensure a smooth transition to the new system. We support the amendments.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.29): The Canberra Liberals support these amendments, particularly the amendment brought forward that creates offences for passing on confidential information. This is an added protection which was a result of comments from the scrutiny committee. I welcome the amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Statute Law Amendment Bill 2012

Debate resumed from 27 March 2012, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.30): The Canberra Liberals will support the Statute Law Amendment Bill 2012. This bill amends a large number of acts and regulations for statute law revision purposes.

As has been consistent over a number of years now, the amendments made in the statute law amendment bills are contained in four schedules. Schedule 1 provides for minor, non-controversial amendments initiated by government agencies. In this bill three acts are amended.

I want to pause on one element of this schedule. One of the amendments removes responsibility for the management and development of the Civic Square precinct as a cultural focus in the ACT from the functions of the Cultural Facilities Corporation. This, the attorney tells us in his presentation speech, will now fall to the ACT

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