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once the ACAT has reviewed the decision? That is not in the interests of protecting consumers, and the government cannot support these amendments.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (12.03): This is old-school parliamentary procedure in the sense that today I had to sit here and listen to the merits of the argument having not seen these amendments until I came into the chamber this morning. That is the way they used to do it many years ago where they would all just sit around and debate it, whereas these days we tend to actually talk about some of the issues in advance.

Having listened to the relative merits of the argument, I will not be supporting Mr Coe’s amendments. Given the history of some of these matters in the ACT and the significant public concern about particular builders, it is quite appropriate that, if somebody has had a disciplinary matter brought against them, the public is able to access that information. It is basic information that consumers are entitled to have. I do not have any concerns with that information being made publicly available.

Amendments negatived.

Clause 19 agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (12.04): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b) I seek leave to move amendments to this bill which are minor and technical in nature together.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move amendments Nos 1 to 10 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 789] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments and a revised explanatory statement to the bill.

I have moved these amendments noting that the recent Construction and Energy Efficiency Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (No 2) was passed by the Assembly in February this year, amended legislation which will affect a small number of provisions in this bill. These amendments therefore give full effect to the policy provisions in this bill; they do not alter their intent.

The amendments predominantly affect the Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Act. One amendment is to clarify the intent of clause 42 as it applies to eligible activities already commenced in a previous compliance period. This is consistent with the information on the provisions as outlined in the explanatory statement for this bill.

The remainder of the amendments allow for consistent decision-making powers for energy saving result calculations plus all relevant sections in the act. This is required

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