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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 November 2017) . . Page.. 4776 ..


Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (10.59): I move amendment No 2 circulated in my name and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments [see schedule 1 at page 4869]. This is a relatively straightforward amendment that changes the commencement date from 1 January to 1 July to align with relevant financial reporting periods.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (10.59): So despite the fact that they are watering down this legislation to do absolutely nothing, they need six months to do it. It seems a bit odd that they cannot manage to do nothing by 1 January.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 3.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (11.00): I move amendment No 3 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 4869]. This is, again, a very simple amendment that omits the note which referenced the additional legislation to be amended.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 4.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (11.01): I move amendment No 4 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 4869]. This omits the specified dollar amount of $12,500 to keep the setting of the value of a notifiable invoice to be the prescribed amount which, contrary to the accusations from Mr Coe, is currently set by the Government Procurement Regulation 2007—so it has been in place for a decade—at $25,000, in line with other procurement thresholds. It is set by regulation; this is not removing the current $25,000 limit. The suggestion from Mr Coe in his contribution at the close of the in-principle stage is not correct. It is currently set by the Government Procurement Regulation 2007. It has been in place for a decade in accordance with that procurement regulation, in line with other


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