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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4563

Mr Enderby asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   ls it a fact that a consolidation of the laws of the Australian Capital Territory has not been published since January I960.

(2)   If so, how many ordinances that relate to the Australian Capital Territory have been enacted since that date.

(3)   Can the Attorney-General say whether the delay in the publication of a consolidation results in wasted time, wasted work and increased legal costs.

(4)   When will an up-to-date consolidation of the laws of the AustralianfCapital Territory ye published.

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) en - The AttorneyGeneral has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The In*! bound general reprint of the Laws of the Australian Capital Territory was published as at 1st January I960. However, reprints in pamphlet form incorporating all amendments to the date of reprinting have been issued from time to time for most Ordinances and Regulations of the Territory in common use. Nine reprints have been published so far ,his year and the total number available is abou; 120.

(2)   311 (to 30th June 1971).

(3)   No.

(4)   Any further general reprint of the Laws of the Australian Capital Territory is a matter for determination between the Minister for the Interior and the Attorney-General.

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