Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 February 2017) . . Page.. 365 ..
ACT Ltd certain management powers of the head of service under the PSMA in relation to public hospital staff.
The bill, schedule 2, amends the Legislation Act 2001 by omitting a redundant definition. The Legislation Act, dictionary part 1, is also amended by omitting the definition of “CrimTrac” and inserting a new definition of “Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission”.
A minor amendment is also made to the Legislation Act, section 38, to update language by omitting unnecessary words in line with current drafting practice. Finally, schedule 3 contains technical amendments of legislation that include correcting minor errors, updating language, improving syntax and omitting redundant provisions. In particular, various pieces of legislation are amended to reflect the change of entity from CrimTrac to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
As noted by Mr Hanson, amendments in schedules 2 and 3 are initiated by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office. I would like to notify members that I have written to the Leader of the Opposition to advise of my intention to move an additional technical amendment at the detail stage of the debate. I will provide more information about that at the detail stage.
I would like to express my appreciation for members’ support for the technical amendments program. This program is another example of the territory striving for the best and leading the way with a modern, high quality, up-to-date and easily accessible statute book. I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.
MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (12.05): I seek leave to move an amendment to this bill that was not circulated in accordance with standing order 178A. Pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I seek leave to move an amendment to the bill that is minor and technical in nature.
MR RAMSAY: I move amendment No 1circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 431]. I table a supplementary explanatory statement.
The objective of the Statute Law Amendment Bill 2016 is to continue to enhance the ACT’s statute book to ensure that it is of the highest standard. The bill does this by omitting acts and regulations for statute law revision purposes only. The amendment