Page 929 - Week 03 - Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Page 54 of the explanatory statement that I tabled in November explained that the intent of clause 55 was to support the continuation of flexible contracting arrangements, especially concerning the making of fees for a territory-owned facility. The amendments that I am tabling today for clause 17 are necessary to avoid any potential doubt in relation to the fee-setting process and procedures for territory-owned pools. Government amendment 5 is consequential to those amendments and will remove note 2 from clause 55 as the application of the pool fee guidelines is now expressly provided for under clause 17.

The government amendments are supported by a supplementary explanatory statement which I will also table today.

The government is committed to ensuring the continued health and wellbeing of Canberrans as they utilise our high quality pool facilities in the territory, while simultaneously reducing unnecessary red tape. I now commend the bill and the government amendments to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Justice, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) (12.04): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b) I seek leave to move amendments to this bill that are minor and technical in nature together.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I move amendments Nos 1 to 5 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 975]. I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments.

MADAM SPEAKER: You are not going to speak to the amendments, Mr Rattenbury; you have already spoken to them?

MR RATTENBURY: No, Madam Speaker. I spoke to them during my earlier comments.

Amendments agreed to.

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

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

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