Physiotherapy Practice Bill

25 May 2005 speecharchive

I thank the minister for her replies to the questions I raised, one of which comes under these clauses and relates to education. I accept her explanation in that regard.

Clause passed.

Clauses 2 to 5 passed. Clause 6.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I refer to the subsequent amendments relating to the first two about elections and casual vacancies. Is this the same as amendments to other the professional bills?

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I have an amendment that was moved in the other place. With the indulgence of the= committee, might we halt debate at this stage until I can further consult in relation to this matter? The matter relates to travelling physios, and so forth. I do not quite feel that the government’s explanation addressed all my concerns. I would like to be able to consult with the professional bodies prior to proceeding.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: No; I heard it.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I understand that the clause may have been identical, but the amendment from the other house is a new one which relates to this issue. I have not filed it yet, but I did want to get some advice before proceeding. Progress reported; committee to sit again.