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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3717


Mr Jacobi asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   Has the Law Reform Commission of the Australian Capital Territory reported on (a) Imperial Acts in force in the Australian Capital Territory, (b) New South Wales Acts in force in the Australian Capital Territory, (c) the law of real property in the Australian Capital Territory, (d) the property and affairs of mentally infirm persons in the Australian Capital Territory, and (e) the law of landlord and tenant in the Australian Capital Territory.

(2)   If so, is it proposed to introduce legislation to implement either wholly or in part the recommendations contained in these reports. If so, when.


Mr Ellicott - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes. With regard to (c), the report was received only recently and is being printed for presentation to the Parliament.

(2)   (a) and (b) Ordinances for the Australian Capital Territory are being prepared to implement the recommendations contained in these reports.

(c)   The Real Property Ordinance of the Australian Capital Territory is now the responsibility of the Minister for the Capital Territory. I am informed that the report will be subject to examination by officers of his Department with a view to determining the nature of legislation that may be required.

(d)   Legislation is being prepared for the establishment of an office of Public Trustee for the Territory. The recommendations of the Law Reform Commission are being taken into account in the preparation of this legislation.

(e)   The law of Landlord and Tenant is the responsibility of the Minister for the Capital Territory. I am informed that legislation is being prepared following an examination of the Law Reform Commission's report by officers of his Department.







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