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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7991


Senator MURRAY (9:20 PM) —I move Democrat amendment (R2) on sheet 2776:

(R2) Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (lines 8 to 15), omit the definition of recreational services, substitute:

recreational services means:

(a) services that consist of participation in:

(i) a sporting activity or similar leisure time pursuit; and

(ii) that activity involves a significant degree of physical risk; and

(b) such inherently risky activities as may be prescribed in the regulations.

The principal change to the bill's existing definition of `recreational services' is to more narrowly define item 1 in terms of the original Ipp recommendation 12, which was that a recreational activity should involve a significant degree of physical risk. The bill says `involves a significant degree of physical exertion or physical risk'. The second main aspect being put is paragraph (b), which says `such inherently risky activities as may be prescribed in the regulations'. The key point, of course, is giving the government the power to make regulations that would prescribe such a thing. I think the amendment is self-evident.