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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4426..


Commission of audit

Report No 2

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming and Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections) (4.03): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Commission of Audit-Report (No 2) on the State of the Territory's Finances-ACT Forests, ACTION and Australian International Hotel School, dated December 2002.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report's publication.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I move:

That the paper be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Affordable housing task force

Paper and statement by minister

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services (4.04): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Affordable Housing Taskforce-

Consulting the Community on Housing Affordability-Background Paper No 1, dated December 2002.

Affordable housing: Towards an Appropriate Assistance Strategy-Background Paper No 2, dated December 2002.

The role of Land and Planning Mechanisms in Providing Affordable Housing-Background Paper No 3, dated December 2002.

Affordable Housing in the Australian Capital Territory-Strategies for Action-Report of the Ministerial Taskforce on Affordable Housing, dated December 2002.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, I have much pleasure in tabling the report from the ministerial task force on affordable housing, which is entitled, Affordable housing in the Australian Capital Territory: strategies for action.

The process to establish a task force to recommend strategies to the government began as both a recommendation of the poverty task group, which published its final report in December 2000, and a pre-election commitment of this government. As minister for housing, I moved quickly to establish the task force early in the life of the government,


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