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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (10 February) . . Page.. 523..

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Eligibility—Home Buyer Concession Scheme) Determination 2008 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-286 (LR, 11 December 2008).

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Eligibility—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2008 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-288 (LR, 11 December 2008).

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Thresholds—Home Buyer Concession Scheme) Determination 2008 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-285 (LR, 11 December 2008).

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Thresholds—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2008 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-287 (LR, 11 December 2008).

Workers Compensation Act—Attorney General (Fees) Amendment Determination 2008 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-276 (LR, 6 November 2008).

Petition—out of order

Dunlop—provision of child care, Montessori House of Learning—Mr Barr (195 signatures).

Economy—stimulus package

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms Bresnan, Ms Burch, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Smyth and Mr Seselja proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Ms Burch be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of stimulating the economy through measures such as the Rudd Labor Government's $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan which will support jobs and invest in future long-term economic growth of our nation, including the ACT.

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (4.39): It gives me great pleasure to talk on this matter of public importance: the $42 billion nation building and jobs plan, a timely and significant stimulus package that was signed by all jurisdictions at the special COAG meeting convened by the Prime Minister last week. This $42 billion package comes on the back of a $10.4 billion stimulus package announced by the federal government in October 2008.

The ACT government welcomes the commonwealth's nation building and jobs plan and recognises the significant investment in territory infrastructure and the positive impact it will have on business and consumers in the territory. There is no doubt that the flow of this money into the territory is a great thing. Over the short term this will support jobs and provide important infrastructure in the ACT, to the benefit of all Canberrans. There is also no doubt that this package will help buoy confidence both for us individually and for our local businesses. It will help business and households make plans for the immediate future with a better degree of certainty.

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