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Members, we are happy to help Katy out with her vision, which is “Kate Carnell lite”. After 12 years of doing nothing, she is going back to what this Liberal Party did back in 1996 when it was first elected and did very successfully. If Katy has problems understanding her vision, if she wants to be—

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher.

MR HANSON: Ms Gallagher; my apologies, Madam Speaker. If the Chief Minister wants to be “Kate Carnell lite” and she needs help—I do not think anyone would deny that she does need help—we from the opposition benches are only too glad to assist because we do understand this stuff. We do recognise its importance. You can see in black and white the evidence I have just read into the Hansard from various submissions provided to the Productivity Commission, to questions asked and answered in the Assembly, to newspaper articles and so on. There is black and white evidence that we did this before. We did it successfully and the problem is that for the last 12 years that lot over there have not.

We will participate. We can probably go back to Mr Smyth. We will go back to what he did 14 years ago. We will be able to provide you some of those tips. We are happy to participate in the process. I look forward to the results of that committee. Maybe we can get Kate Carnell to appear before that committee as an expert witness to explain what it is that she did and this government has not. I look forward to watching that committee in action.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 29 November 2012, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SESELJA (Brindabella) (10.55): The Canberra Liberals will be supporting this bill in principle today, but I would flag that we will be moving for its adjournment at the detail stage in order to allow consideration of a particular clause.

This bill was previously introduced in the Seventh Assembly and lapsed in October. It was reintroduced in November 2012.

The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2) will provide amendments to address a number of criminal justice legislation issues that have arisen in the ACT. The bill will amend criminal laws to make key improvements to the criminal justice system. The stated aims of the bill are to:

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