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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995



Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995

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Parliamentary Record 10


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Wednesday 17 May 1995 provisions, publishes a notice in the NT Government Gazette under section 6A advising of an adjustment to the prescribed fees and charges. The work undertaken by the Trade Measurement Branch of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading ensures the maintenance and integrity of all weighing and measuring instruments used for trade throughout the Northern Territory. The continuing trust and confidence in the accuracy of these instruments is underpinned by the service that is provided by trade measurement staff. Their activities are of vital importance to business and consumers alike to ensure that community confidence is maintained in our weights and measures system. The fees and charges for the service they provide are set at a modest level, but nevertheless they should at all times remain realistic, hence the continuing commitment to annual adjustments. The amendments represent only a small modification of the existing legislation, but the effect will be to reduce the need to follow unnecessary procedures and to provide a speedier method of annual adjustments. I commend the bill to honourable members. Debate adjourned. TRUSTEE AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 82) Bill presented and read a first time. M r FINCH (Attorney General): Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a second time. The authorised trustee investment status of Telstra Corporation Limited is set to expire on 1 July 1995. This bill is designed to extend the sunset period to 31 December 1995. I foreshadow to honourable members that government is reviewing authorised trustee investment status contained in the Trustee Act and it is probable that, by the end of the year, the Assembly will have had a chance, following detailed public consultation, to consider a new approach to this issue. It is appropriate that Telstra retain its authorised trustee investment status pending this consideration. I commend the bill to honourable members. Debate adjourned. JUVENILE JUSTICE AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 68) Continued from 23 February 1995. Mrs HICKEY (Barkly): Mr Speaker, the main features of this bill are the repeal of the requirement that the minister report on the administration of the act to the Legislative Assembly, the transfer of a 17-year-old to a prison, and the placing of a juvenile in isolation. There are some other minor changes. Section 3 is amended to include a definition of official visitor. A new section 71 differentiates between board members, who are now no longer automatically official visitors, and others. 3295