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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 12 Hansard (15 October) . . Page.. 4598..


MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

February, March and May 2009. Housing providers, tenant and provider peak bodies participated in these consultations.

Revised instruments were distributed to stakeholders for final comment in July 2009. These instruments were updated to reflect feedback and comments. A final wrap-up meeting was held in August 2009 to discuss and finalise the four disallowable instruments. There were no major objections to any of the disallowable instruments and the stakeholders agreed that within the confines of the legislation they were comfortable with the proposed process.

In tabling these instruments, I would again like to acknowledge the input of the community housing sector and would like to thank each of the contributors that attended consultation events. I look forward to seeing the benefits derived from these instruments—affordable, sustainable and responsive housing options for the people who live in our community.

Finally, as is my wont, I would like to express my appreciation to the officers of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services—in particular, Maureen Sheehan and Martin Hehir and the officers who work for them. Also, Jennie Mardel, Kim Fischer and Mark Kulasingham in my office, and Geoff Gosling, my former chief of staff, all of whom had a little bit of input into doing this. We want to see affordable housing delivered properly to the people who really need it, and done so against the background of protection for the government's assets and for their own. We want to ensure people's viability as community housing providers and affordable housing providers and that they have the best chance of success. We are not introducing regimes to make it hard for people; we are introducing regimes to make it easier for them.

For the last time, I commend to the Assembly the disallowable instruments for registration, monitoring, standards and intervention, under the regulatory framework for not-for-profit housing providers.

Paper

Mr Barr, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 24 May 2000, as amended on 16 February 2006, presented the following paper:

Performance in Indigenous Education—Interim report—January to June 2009.

Environment—energy efficiency

Ministerial statement

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.43): by leave: I present the following paper:

Future directions for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects—Ministerial statement, 15 October 2009.


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