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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4889..


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Election commitments—mid-term report

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MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Achievement of Election Commitments—Mid-Term Report—7th Legislative Assembly for the ACT, dated October 2010.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: It gives me pleasure today at the halfway point of this term of government to table a document that lets the people of Canberra know how well the government is performing in relation to the commitments the Labor team took to the October 2008 election. It should be borne in mind that a great deal has been achieved in the past two years that has not been directly related to specific commitments we took to the 2008 election.

At the time of the poll the world was just waking up to the scale and potential impact of the global financial crisis. A significant amount of Labor's time, ingenuity and experience over the past two years has been directed at shielding the Canberra economy and Canberra jobs from the worst impacts of the GFC. It was time and experience well invested.

Our local economy has come through the crisis in magnificent shape. ACT Labor has worked shoulder to shoulder with industry right through the past two years, preserving jobs, keeping food on Canberra tables and keeping the economy humming. We have also worked side by side with the federal Labor government, acquitting the commonwealth's massive stimulus spending in the territory and doing so in a fashion that has made the ACT and the ACT government models for the rest of the nation.

At the same time, however, Labor has been delivering on the vision it took to the people in 2008, a vision for a better city and a stronger community. The document I table today outlines the extraordinary distance we have come at this midpoint of the term in delivering on our ambitions for this city and its people.

As always, there are instances where we have decided to deliver on commitments in a more effective manner and other instances where actions taken by the commonwealth have essentially delivered for us, meaning that we have been able to direct our best


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