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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (20 September) . . Page.. 4066..


various government agencies that have responsibility in relation to the investigation of workplace complaints. It is not the role of politicians to be investigating public sector workplace complaints.

We have appropriate procedures in place. They are being utilised. I will not be intervening. It does not matter how many times the shadow treasurer seeks to catcall across the chamber. Those processes and the law will be followed.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! I think that with the start of the new roster for question time today there is a little bit of confusion. I am going to use my discretion to call the Chief Minister.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

MR SPEAKER: It is my understanding that members will need to formally end regular question time. We will now move immediately to the rostered ministers questions. Today's rostered minister is the Minister for Economic Development. You will have seen the supplementary daily program. I am going to take the questions in the order on the daily program. I call Ms Bresnan with the first question.

Rostered ministers question time

Minister for Economic Development

Housing—affordability

MS BRESNAN: In relation to the affordable housing strategy you recently said in question time on 18 August that considerable analysis was being done on measuring how many low income households are in housing stress. Can you please outline what is the scope of that work, who is undertaking it and when it will be made public?

MR BARR: The Economic Development Directorate progress report on the affordable housing action plan is due to be released next month, Mr Speaker, and work on the next phase of the strategy will be released in early 2012.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary.

MS BRESNAN: Does the government agree with findings of the Australians for Affordable Housing coalition that the ACT had the worst rates in the nation for low income households in housing stress?

MR BARR: No, Mr Speaker.

Environment—carbon strategy

MS HUNTER: Minister, in relation to the lack of government initiatives to make our economy less carbon intensive, the government has committed to developing a clean economy strategy. However, the Economic Development Directorate website under


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