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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2111..


Culled kangaroo carcasses—Feasibility study into the commercial disposal in the ACT—Final report, dated May 2011.

Nightrider bus service 3 month trial—Evaluation, dated 7 April 2011.

Government responses to the following committee reports:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—Government response, dated 17 June 2011:

Fifth Assembly—

Report 8—Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Amendment Bill 2003.

Report 10—Long Service Leave (Private Sector) Bill 2003.

Sixth Assembly—Report 4—Court Procedures (Protection of Public Participation) Amendment Bill 2005.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee (Fifth Assembly)—Report 34—Long term planning for the provision of land for aged care facilities in the ACT—Government response, dated 7 April 2011.

Pursuant to the Legislation Act 2001, subordinate legislation in accordance with the list circulated.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): I thank the minister for a marathon effort.

Government—priorities

Ministerial statement

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Industrial Relations and Treasurer) (3.45), by leave: Today in my first sitting week as Chief Minister I would like to take this opportunity to outline to the community a statement of my government's priorities over the next 12-month period. Through this statement today I will set out the government's top priorities. I will also outline the key projects that we are working on in order to progress and meet the challenges these priorities bring, and I will also set clear goals for which to track our progress and report back to the community on how we are going in doing what we said we would do.

We are a government with a focus on preserving and improving the quality of life that Canberra people enjoy. We ask for and we listen to the aspirations and the concerns of Canberra people, and we respond to their needs. The government's purpose and direction, our foresight and strength and what we stand for are embodied in our priorities. It is important to point out, though, that these priorities link into the deliberations and findings of the time to talk community consultations which occurred last year.

It is also important to state up front that these priorities do not encompass all the work the ACT government currently performs or all the work the government will do. In addition, these are not priorities that go to the mechanics and structure of our public service—significant work is underway here with the one ACT public service reforms


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