Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2301 ..
introduced in 2018 to support the operation of the light rail as a public passenger service.
I noted Mr Coe’s questions in the earlier discussion. He posed a series of them, which I took some notes on. I believe the comments I have offered today will have addressed a couple of them but I will pursue the rest of them. I am happy to either brief Mr Coe or assure him that they will be considered where necessary in next year’s legislation as well.
I would also like to notify members that I have written to the Leader of the Opposition and to the chair of the scrutiny committee to advise my intention to move government amendments shortly. The amendments are technical in nature and are aimed at ensuring consistency in terminology across jurisdictions in respect to alternative modes of transport. 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 RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (4.46), by leave: Pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I move amendments Nos 1 to 7 circulated in my name together [see schedule 1 at page 2311]. These amendments are minor and technical in nature. I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments.
I will make a few brief remarks regarding the amendments. We have discussed today that the bill makes amendments to the Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Act 1977 to make it an offence for a rider of a segway-type device to be under the influence of or drinking alcohol while using the device and this amendment is part of reforms to the road transport regulations to allow private use of segway-type devices on public land in the territory.
I am moving amendments to the bill which are of a minor and technical nature. The amendments primarily replace the term “segway” with “personal mobility device”. This ensures consistency with the approach taken in other jurisdictions and by the National Transport Commission. It also resolves any potential issues associated with referring to a specific brand of personal mobility device.
There are also minor and technical amendments to the compulsory third-party insurance provisions of the bill to update references to CTP regulations as amended by the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Regulation 2017 No 2.
I think that summarises it and I would be happy to answer any further questions on those amendments. I commend the amendments to the Assembly.