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Tuesday, 1 November 1983
Page: 2160

Question No. 548

Mr Ruddock asked the Minister for Territories and Local Government, upon notice , on 21 September 1983:

(1) Is it the intention of the Government to establish a dangerous goods ordinance for the Australian Capital Territory; if so, have drafting instructions for the ordinance been completed.

(2) By what date is it anticipated that (a) a draft ordinance will be submitted to the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly and (b) the ordinance will be proclaimed.

Mr Uren —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes; drafting instructions have been completed.

(2) (a) It is expected that the draft ordinance will be referred to the Australian Capital Territory House of Assembly by the end of 1983.

(b) The ordinance should be proclaimed in early 1984.