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Wednesday, 26 June 2002
Page: 4523


Dr STONE (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage) (11:17 AM) —I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill. I ask leave of the Main Committee to move government amendments (1) to (7) as circulated together.

Leave granted.

Dr STONE (Murray—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage) (11.18 a.m.)—I move:

(1) Schedule 1, item 25, page 8 (line 17), omit “court order or other”.

(2) Schedule 1, item 25, page 8 (lines 21 and 22), omit “that is not a party to the Child Protection Convention”, substitute “for which the Child Protection Convention has not entered into force”.

(3) Schedule 1, item 25, page 11 (line 1), omit “authority in”, substitute “authority of”.

(4) Schedule 1, item 25, page 16 (line 1), after “measure”, insert “required by the situation”.

(5) Schedule 1, item 25, page 17 (line 19), omit “authority in”, substitute “authority of”.

(6) Schedule 1, item 25, page 22 (line 15), after “measure”, insert “required by the situation”.

(7) Schedule 1, item 25, page 23 (lines 13 and 14), omit “, any other Commonwealth law or any law of a State or Territory”.

I believe that in the summary we were able to indicate that the government is most serious about the child protection convention and I would most earnestly recommend that these amendments now be agreed to.

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered that the bill be reported to the House with amendments.